The Municipal Chief Executive for Tano South, Mr Collins Offinam Takyi has urged Parliament to consider an amendment of the 1992 constitution to allow Assembly Members to withdraw their emoluments from the consolidated fund through the District Assemblies Common Fund in order to embark on development projects in their electoral areas. 


Addressing the Second Ordinary meeting of the third Session of the Tano South Municipal Assembly at Bechem, the MCE noted that the amendment will greatly enhance the work of the assemblies.


Mr. Takyi mentioned that waste management continues to be major challenge for the Municipality but indicated that the Assembly will try and get a truck for the disposal of waste.


 He announced that government had commenced the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project at Brosankro and when   completed, it will serve the residents of the area and its environs.


On the creation of new regions, the MCE urged the Assembly Members to educate their legible voters to ensure they participate in the referendum on the creation of Ahafo Region exercise when it commences.


He noted that the meeting had offered the members an opportunity to consider their development priorities and also proffer the best solutions that could help to enhance the development of the municipality.


The 2010 Population and Housing Census in the area, he said, indicated that more than 70 per cent of people were in active labour force but was sad that the majority of them were farmers who depended on ineffective primitive methods of farming. It was to correct this, he explained that government has introduced planting for food and jobs to resolve the inefficiencies.


Mr. Takyi praised the chiefs, security agencies and people for their contributions to peace in the Municipality and thanked the Omanhene of Bechem Traditional Council, Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, for his intervention in resolving the Bechem Zongo land dispute.   


Mr. John Dadzie, the Presiding Member, appealed to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development to expedite action to ensure that motorbikes are procured and delivered to the   Assembly Members to enhance their work.


He encouraged all Assembly members to continue to avail themselves anytime they were called upon to attend meetings in order to accelerate the development of the area.


Mr. Dadzie reminded them that the meeting was in fulfilment of section 18(1) of the Local Governance Act 936, Act 2016 which enjoins the Assembly to hold ordinary meeting from time to time, saying that their presence was an indication of their readiness, dedication and selflessness to serve the people within their electoral areas.


Source: ISD (Barnie K. Agyeman)




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