According to section 12 of the Local Governance Act 2016, Act 936, the Assembly is responsible for the initiation of programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provision of municipal works and services in the Municipality, the overall development of the Municipality including the promotion and supporting productive activities and Social development in the Municipality.
To this effect, the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly has organized a Town Hall meeting on the Public Financial Management Template from Monday 27TH June to Thursday 30TH June, 2022 at its Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) Conference Hall.
Addressing some members of the public who attended the meeting, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ayawaso Central, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Ababio Quaye stated that since the Assembly’s inception within this short period of three (3) years, has delivered improved services. “We as an Assembly have over these three (3) year period, prudently managed and utilized resources that have come to the Assembly”, he revealed. He continued that in 2021 for example, the Assembly mobilized Two Million, Eight Hundred and Sixty-one Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Three CEDIS, Forty Pesewas as its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) out of the Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Cedis (GH3,500,000.00) targed, representing 81.7% in achievement.
The MCE noted that the Government Transfers made up of the District Assembly common Fund (DACF), MP’S common Fund, the District Development Fund (DDF) and others received was Three Million, One Hundred and Fifty-Five Thousand, Fifty-Seven Cedis and Fifty-Four pesewas (GH3,155,057.54) out of the Nine Million, Four Hundred and Seventy-nine, Eight Hundred and Thirty Cedis and Twenty-five pesewas (GH 9,479,830.25) expected representing 33.3%.
He explained that the resources were utilized among others to undertake construction of storm drains, construction of U-drains, maintenance of street lights, construction of fenced walls at selected basic schools, completion of 4-storey office complex for the Municipal Education and Health Directorates, classroom blocks for basic schools (including KG blocks), Disbursement of People Living with Disabilities (PLWD) component of common fund, Road Safety Projects, Procurement and Distribution of PPES for COVID-19 prevention, to mention just a few.
Alhaji Mohammed said, these programmes and projects have contributed in reducing flooding in our communities, protected our school lands which are being encroached, provided efficient health care services, reduced road accidents, improved teaching and learning in our schools and enhanced environmental sanitation and supported our under privileged brothers and sisters.
The MCE concluded by saying the Assembly is determined to work in the best interest of the citizens and therefore invited stakeholders to join him and his team to move Ayawaso Central forward. “You have a right to accountability from us, that is why we are here, but you should not forget that you also have a responsibility and duty to honor your obligations as responsible and patriotic citizens by paying your levies and ensuring that we have kept a good and well-kept environment in our communities. Our doors are widely opened to receive your concerns and suggestions”, he ended.
A presentation of the 2021 Action plan was done by the Municipal Development Planning Officer, Mr. Philip Marfo Acheampong.