Ghana Politics News-The Municipal Chief Executive for Asokwa, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah has stressed the determination of the Assembly to prioritize urgent projects in the municipality.
According to him, that is the only way the Assembly could rate projects it envisages to carry out in the recently created municipal assembly.
Addressing chiefs, opinion leaders and stakeholders of the Ahensan and Ahensan-Estate electoral areas last Friday at the Edward Osei Kwaku Youth Center, Chief Akwannuasa promised to give attention to concerns of residents in the Asokwa community.
However, he noted only projects that need immediate attention such as the construction of drains, the construction of bridges over water ways as well as sanitation issues would be considered first in the scheme of things.
‘’ We as an assembly are open to all your concerns as opinion leaders and together with you we will prioritize projects that need to be done in your electoral areas so that we can share equally the support government renders to us for development’’, Chief Akwannuasa stressed.
OPEN DOOR POLICY:
Explaining the rationale behind the community engagement forums the assembly was embarking, Chief Akwannuasa noted the importance of listening to the concerns of residents.
He mentioned that wisdom was not found in the mind of one person, adding that is why the Assembly is determined to engage with residents in their electoral areas so as to gauge their opinions on how best to develop the municipality.
The Asokwa Municipal Assembly, the MCE hinted is committed to operating an open door policy where the concerns of residents will be factored into working out solutions to addressing them.
He urged residents to visit the assembly or their respective assembly members with their concerns so they could together discuss for a resolution of same.
‘’We are your servants and therefore as workers at the Assembly we are operating an open door policy that will allow you to reach out to us or your assembly members with your concerns so we deliberate and get them resolved for our mutual benefit’’, the Asokwa MCE assured.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after the forum, Hon Nana Yaw Wiredu, Assembly member of the Ahensan-Estate electoral area commended the MCE for the open forum engagements.
He believes the program will expose the assembly to the peculiar and general challenges facing residents in the Asokwa municipality.
Ebenezer Asenso, a resident and participant expressed happiness about the opportunity to ask the MCE how he intends to help the youth find jobs.
He commended the NPP for the NABCO module project and revealed that some friends of his are beneficiaries having been placed under the Asokwa Municipal Assembly.
He, however, urged the MCE and the Assembly to lobby for more development projects so those who are yet to be employed get the opportunity to use their skills to develop themselves and their communities.
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