Sixty-eight members of the 7th Session of the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly, consisting of both elected and government appointees, twelve of whom are females, have been sworn into office.



The Assembly, however, failed to elect a Presiding Member after voting twice.


Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Mr Johnny Osei-Kofi, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President, urged members not to rely solely on the District Assembly Common Fund but to explore other areas of revenue mobilization for development. Mr Osei-Kofi said improving on waste management was a key agenda of government and that government would continue to provide the necessary logistics for the monthly National Sanitation Day exercises.


He cautioned the Survey Department, Lands Commission, Town and Country Planning Department and Nananom to abide by the regulations concerning the allocation of plots and to ensure that such plots were developed in accordance of the designated land use, adding that by so doing, the danger of flooding and the accompanying loss of lives and property would be curtailed.


He disclosed that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development was pursing policies on the establishment of Small and Medium Enterprises and local development across the Assemblies with the aim of generating employment for the youth and urged the Assembly to also explore avenues for creating employment for the youth. Mr Osei-Kofi said a comparative advantage was in the agricultural sector and that the Assembly should explore the strong linkage of agriculture with processing, industrial and market oriented sectors.


He advised them to be responsive, accountable and diligent to the needs of the electorate, adding that their calling entailed a lot of sacrifice which meant submerging their personal interest for the public good.


Source: ISD (Samuel Antwi)



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