Ayawaso Central holds Town Hall Meeting

Ayawaso Central holds Town Hall Meeting

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACMA GOES GREEN

ACMA GOES GREEN

“Greening Ghana” is a government initiative to preserve the country’s ecosystem and degraded landscapes. To this effect, the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly in collaboration with their NADMO Department has launched its Tree Planting exercise at the Abavana cluster of schools with the theme “Mobilizing for a greener future”.

Addressing the gathering, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ayawaso Central, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Ababio Quaye stated that these trees have significant roles to play which are health implications. “God so good, he brought about these trees to give us some of the things we need to be alive”, he explained. He stated that as humans, we also need to give to the plants or trees the things they also need to be alive, therefore it is vice versa.

“So this morning, it is a significant agenda by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to “green Ghana” by planting trees in most parts of the country  especially the Greater Accra Region which is the capital Town of Ghana.

The MCE continued that we came and met many trees around but our behaviors made them wipe out these plants. He explained that whenever we want to build a house, we make the plants useless by cutting them down and instead of planting another, we refused. He said those trees give us health and long life.

Alhaji Mohammed acknowledged all the teachers at the Abavana cluster of schools, present for the tree planting exercise. He noted that even though we already have lives now, we are prolonging our lives by planting the trees therefore we pray for long lives.

Close to 2000 seedlings was received from the Forestry Commission and planted at various places across the Municipality. The aim of this year’s Green Ghana day is to incorporate students in the Tree planting exercise i.e one student, one tree.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Mohammed Quaye and the Education Director, Mr. Augustus Agyemfra took turns to address all present on the importance of the exercise and urged all particularly, the students to endeavor to nurture the seedlings and ensure their full maturity and growth.

The first planting for the day was done by the Municipal Chief Executive, Municipal Budget Analyst on behalf of the MCD, Municipal Education Director, Presiding Member, Assembly member, NADMO Director, student in that order.

The NADMO Director, Mr. Sylvester Kwakye solicited for the support of Community members, churches, schools, institutions and also urged persons interested in planting some of the trees to come to the Assembly for some plants to do so.

The exercise was organized by the Assembly and supported by the NADMO Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acma Goes Traditional

Acma Goes Traditional

Acma Goes Traditional is a program that is established to promote our traditional made in Ghana outfits.

This activity involves all staff of Acma wearing their traditional clothing that depicts the tribes they come from. We can see that our way of dressing is gearing too much towards the western styles. It is time to promote made in  Ghana traditional wears for the world will see our rich and beautiful native outfits.

We know that every tribe have their unique way of dressing. These beautiful traditional wears can be worn to any occasion.

Every month of March, being the independence month and also wear Ghana month, let all staff in Acma dress to promote and express their traditional pride.

Annually, we are going to do this activity to promote made in Ghana traditional dresses.

These dresses are so colourful and beautiful that even foreigners  love to wear. So let us do all we can to promote our made in Ghana traditional dresses for the world to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY UNDERTAKES SENSITIZATION CAMPAIGN ON “OPERATION CLEAN YOUR FRONTAGE”

AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY UNDERTAKES SENSITIZATION CAMPAIGN ON “OPERATION CLEAN YOUR FRONTAGE”

As part of the Regional Minister’s directive, the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly has undertaken a sensitization campaign on “Operation Clean Your Frontage” on the 1st February 2022 in their Municipality.

Speaking with the Media, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ayawaso Central, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye said, keeping our surroundings clean must happen naturally and shouldn’t be a compulsion. “However, it has become necessary to apply the law since we as a people have failed to do this on our own”, he stated.

The “Operation Clean Your Frontage” which aims to enforce sanitation regulation within the Greater Accra Region, is part of the Regional Minister’s initiative “Let’s make Greater Accra work” and is championed by the Regional Coordinating Council.

 

The MCE explained that residents who have their shops close to drains owe it a responsibility to clean the gutters regularly, the same way they sweep their shops, rooms and houses on daily basis. He warned residents with properties situated less than four feet from the gutter to shift backwards to allow for the mandatory pedestrian walkaway as prescribed by the Municipal bye-law. He explained to residents that they don’t need to wait for the official launch to observe good sanitation practices. “The way we bath our bodies everyday should be the same way we must keep our surroundings clean”, he said.

“The Community Development Unit trains 57 young girls from the Ayawaso Central Municipality “

“The Community Development Unit trains 57 young girls from the Ayawaso Central Municipality “

The Community Development Unit organized a five- day skills training for the youth within the Municipality. The activity which ran from 17th to 22nd December 2021 had 57 young girls participating. The training was organized mainly to help these young girls to obtain a handy work in order for them to be self-reliant.

The training was organized in three categories: Make-up, Decoration and Catering. 19 ladies got trained in make-up; 17 in Decoration; and 21 in catering. The training was held at Haavad Senior High School in Kokomlemle.

On the 23rd December 2021, a graduation was held for the participants at the Assembly’s fore- court which had the MCE and MCD in attendance. The participants were awarded with certificates of participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Community Development Unit collaborates with Ghana Fire Service to educate market women at the Ayidiki night market in the Ayawaso Central Municipality.

“The Community Development Unit collaborates with Ghana Fire Service to educate market women at the Ayidiki night market in the Ayawaso Central Municipality.

On 1st September 2021, the Community Development Unit collaborated with a team of fire officers from Abelemkpe Fire Station led by Mr. Theophilus Amega to give an education on Fire Safety. The Education exercise took place at Ayidiki Night Market.

The purpose of the exercise was to educate market women on how to prevent home and market fires and also how to handle a fire out-break. The team also demonstrated to the market women basic fire-fighting methods and skills.

The two major causes of fire out-break in homes were attributed to gas and electricity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION OF 2ND DOSE OF ASTRAZENECA VACCINES

ADMINISTRATION OF 2ND DOSE OF ASTRAZENECA VACCINES

The Ayawaso Municipal Health Directorate in collaboration with the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly is undertaking the administration of the Second Dose of Astrazeneca Vaccines across the Municipality.

This comes as part of the exercise by the Ghana Health Service in administering the Vaccines to ONLY persons who have had their first dose.

Persons, 18 years and above who received their first dose from 10th March, 2021 to 29th March, 2021 are eligible for the second dose and are to walk into the following health centers from 31st August to 4th September, 2021 to receive their second dose;

 

ACCRA NEWTOWN

  • Mallam Atta Clinic
  • Anidasofie Clinic
  • Entrance University Hospital

 

ALAJO

  • Pele Junction Chps
  • Jambo Clinic
  • High Tension Chps

 

KOTOBABI

  • Anthon Annex Hospital
  • Brightstar Chps

N/B; Eligible Persons should come along with their COVID-19 Vaccination Card and a VALID NATIONAL ID CARD.

NETWORK FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LEARNING THROUGH SEWING FOR GIRLS

NETWORK FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LEARNING THROUGH SEWING FOR GIRLS

The Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Project(SEHP) in collaboration with Ghana Export and Import Bank (GEXIM) on Monday, August 2 organized a one (1) day career event network for enterprise development learning through sewing for girls in the Municipality. SEPH is a non-profit organization founded with the purpose of engaging in effective and diverse social intervention projects aimed at contributing significantly to the advancement of the standard of living of Ghanaians. Its main objective is to improve the livelihood of 2000 underprivileged females through fashion related vocational training and enterprise development and to provide qualified workers for the fashion industry.

The program was launched in the Municipality with the Municipal Chief Executive in attendance. He expressed his gratitude to the SEPH officials for bringing this initiative to the Municipality to help the young girls.

 

 

EDUCATION ON NUTRITION

EDUCATION ON NUTRITION

On 14th June, 2021, the Community Development Unit in collaboration with the District Health Directorate met with a section of food venders at Mallam Atta market and caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Program to educate them on nutrition for children and the aged.

The resource person, Madam Portia Frimpong explained to participants that too much of oily foods was not healthy. She further advised them to use organic food stuffs as much as possible and to avoid too much spices in their foods. She further added that children should be given more body building foods to help in their growth as well as energy giving foods due to excessive activities at their age.

Madam Beverlyn from the Environmental Health Department added that the cooking areas should be kept clean at all times and that cooked food should always be well covered and kept away from flies to avoid contamination.