The Asokwa Municipal Assembly (ASKMA), one of the newly created municipalities in the Ashanti Region has made giant strides in halting the perrenial flooding that occured in the community every year.
The Assembly, has also succeeded in constructing about five technically engineered and modern footbridges across some river bodies in Atonsu, Aprabon, Ahensan Estate and Kuwait.
The Municipality last year constructed 10 boreholes in ten electoral areas as well as the construction of some storm drains in Atonsu and Ahensan.
Addressing a general assembly meeting to mark its first year as a municipality at the Presbyterian Primary School in Asokwa, Municipal Chief Executive for the Asokwa, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah indicated the resolve of the Assembly to carry out projects and programs that will make the area one of the best in the country.
Hinting of more projects, the MCE noted the determination of the Assembly to construct more health centers to augment the services being rendered by clinics and hospitals within the Municipality.
He noted that apart from the stocking of a clinic at Oti with equipment worth 400, 000.00, the Assembly is also planning to replicate same elsewhere in the community whenever funds become available.
More desilting measures, the MCE hinted would be carried out this year in water bodies in the communities so as to rid the area of flooding.
The construction of more bridges, classroom blocks and roads would also be embarked upon this year, the MCE posited.
”I am happy to say that apart from what we did last year which included the stocking of a GHC 40, 000.00 clinic at Oti with equipment, ten boreholes in ten electoral areas, the desilting of all water bodies in Asokwa as well as the provision of 400 pupil’s desks to ten schools in our community we plan to do more to support residents and the community this year”, Chief Akwannuasa noted to rapturous applause from the public.
Speaking at the ceremony later, the Presiding Member for Asokwa, Elliot Fosu Barnor commended assembly members, staff and service providers for supporting development programs for the municipality.
The many projects embarked upon the past year, he noted had been possible due to the progressive attitudes of assembly members.
The PM promised to ensure proper checks and balances are put on every project or program the Assembly initiates or intends to carry out.
This, he noted will serve both the Assembly and residents well as the Municipality strive to carry out more development projects.
”I, on behalf of the Assembly promise to do our best to ensure we give our people value in all that we do and carry out as a municipality”, Mr Barnor intimated passionately.
There were special presentations by all the departments in the Municipality.
The planning department having presented its yearly statements to the Na tional Development Planning Commission (NDPC) on time earned praise for their efforts.
In the Ashanti Region, Asokwa is 2nd best and earliest to have presented planning schedules to the NDPC.
The Works Department assured of attending to all breakdowns as well as promptly maintaining all facilities needing attention.
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