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 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;
N/B; Eligible Persons should come along with their COVID-19 Vaccination Card and a VALID NATIONAL ID CARD.
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.
Some 50 persons Living with Disabilities (PWD) have received their share from the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly’s (ACMA) Disability Fund.
The 50 were shortlisted from 114 PWDs who applied for the fund and were vetted.
Out of the 50, 27 received items such as deep freezers, laptops, sewing machines, refrigerators, photocopier machines, and popcorn machines, while one will undergo an apprenticeship programme. The remaining 22 will receive support in the form of perishable and non-perishable items to sell, including frozen fish, water, soft drinks, call cards, make-up accessories among others.
At a ceremony to hand over the items to the beneficiaries, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alhaji Mohammed Quaye, explained that the move was in fulfillment of the government’s responsibility to support PWDs in the country as enshrined in the Constitution. He observed that with the needed support and opportunities, PWDs could drive the country’s economy forward, adding that disability was not inability, hence PWDs could not look down on themselves. “The potential of PWDs can be realized with the right assistance,” he said. He urged them to put the items to good use in order to derive the desired results needed to empower them economically.
The MCE further urged the beneficiaries to desist from selling the items donated to them.
“I promise to promote all PWDS within the ACMA as I have always done and it is my desire that all PWDs excel in whatever they do,’’ Alhaji Quaye said.
the Chairman of the assembly’s Disability Fund, Mr Abubakar Alhassan, noted that the monitoring team would embark on occasional visits to ensure the items are being used for their intended purposes.
The beneficiaries, on the other hand, thanked the assembly for the gesture and pledged to use the items to better their lives.
Presentation of dustbins to the education director for the Abavana Cluster of Schools
THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for the Ayawaso Central Constituency, Henry Quartey, has cut the sod for the construction of a modern 12-unit classroom block at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Cluster of Schools at Kokomlemle in Accra.
He was joined by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly (ACMA), Alhaji Mohammed Quaye, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Jerry Ahmed Shaib, traditional leaders and residents in a ceremony to officially hand over the project to the contractors.
In a brief address, the MCE for ACMA, Alhaji Mohammed Quaye, conveyed the appreciation of his assembly to President Akufo-Addo and Henry Quartey for “giving us this project.”
He assured the contractors of his and the assembly’s cooperation throughout the duration of the project and urged them to work with diligence to ensure uninterrupted execution of the project.
“It is our anticipation that the engineers and other workers who would be engaged to undertake the project would approach their work diligently and ensure that it is completed on scheduled,” he entreated.
Henry Quartey, MP for the Ayawaso Central Constituency, on his part, stated that the project was part of three projects being undertaken by CODA using the constituency’s share of government’s allocation of the ‘One Constituency; $1 million program.
He said after several consultations with stakeholders in the constituency, they arrived at the decision to propose three projects, namely an AstroTurf, the building of a school or classroom block, and converting an existing office complex into a children’s hospital, all of which was approved by CODA.
“The AstroTurf has started already. The President cut the sod for that. And today we are witnessing the sod cutting for the 12-unit classroom block here.
“Very soon we will be going to Kotobabi to ensure that the continuation of the office complex is done for us to have a children’s hospital in Ayawaso Central,” he stated.
The project is expected to span four months barring any unforeseen circumstances.
“We pray that barring any last-minute challenges this project will be concluded, commissioned, and handed over to the Ghana Education Service for them to put it to use,” he said.
THE AYAWASO Central Municipal Assembly (ACMA) has inaugurated two zonal councils and 12 unit committees to help in the running of its affairs at the local level.
At a ceremony held on its forecourt at Kokomlemle in Accra last Wednesday, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mohammed Quaye, swore in duly elected members to their respective units.
He disclosed that the assembly, at its first ordinary meeting held in July this year, approved the establishment of two zonal councils and 12 unit committees for the assembly.
“The setting up of the zonal councils and unit committees is backed by law and the purpose is to ensure the full involvement of the people of our local communities in the decision-making processes of the assembly,” he said.
They are the Alajo-Pigfarm Zonal Council, which comprises of Alajo North and Central, Pig Farm, Nii Nortey Agbo, Quaye Mensah and Kotobabi Electoral Area; and the Mallam Atta Zonal Council, which also comprises of Nkansah Djan, Aryee Diki, Mallam Atta, Akoa Ndor and the Kokomlemle East and West Electoral Areas.
“What is important is that no one person can do the job alone. We need the support of all. We need to respect ourselves and the technocrats who help us implement our policies, programmes, and projects. We need to carry and position ourselves well for the task ahead. We need to be selfless and responsible to our core mandates since posterity will not forgive us if we fail our people,” he entreated.
He pledged his unflinching support to the newly inaugurated councils and committees, and assured that his office would soon begin a training session to equip them with the technical know-how to go about their duties effectively.
The role of the unit committees includes education, organization of communal labour and ensuring environmental cleanliness, revenue generation, registration of births and deaths, implementation and monitoring of self-help projects among others.
As part of their functions the zonal councils will help the assembly collect revenue, recommend to the district assembly streets and property to be named and numbered, help organize annual congress of the assembly and carry out environmentally friendly projects such as planting of trees.
Presentation of Covid items to the education directorate in anticipation of the reopening of schools
Inauguration of the Ayawaso a Central Youth Parliament, ACMA