The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly has successfully held its Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday 8th December 2021 at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) main auditorium.
Participants included Chiefs and Elders from the municipality, UMaT Vice Chancellor, Hon. Assembly Members, Heads of Departments, Reps from the Mining Companies, Zonal Council Members, Educational Workers, Health Workers, Staff of the Municipal Assembly, the Press and members of the general public were all present to grace the event.
At the well-organized meeting, there was a presentation of the 2022 Composite Budget from the Municipal Budget Unit, a presentation of the vision of the Municipal Chief Executive for his new tenure of office and an extensive question and answer session.
In a speech delivered by Hon. Benjamin Kessie, Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, he reiterated that the assembly members should continue exhibiting the sense of unity and togetherness for the betterment of the Assembly and the municipality as a whole. “I shall rely heavily on you, Hon. Assembly Members, Nananom and the good people of the municipality to explore new avenues to realize more revenue to fund more developmental projects. To this end my doors are always opened to all for effective collaboration towards the achievement of our municipal goals”.
He also said he will strengthen the existing Social Accountability platforms to adequately bring decision-making to the doorsteps of the people.
“It is my vision to facilitate a sustainable peaceful co-existence and wealth creation through good governance”. “I also envision to spread development evenly and fairly across the municipality regardless of political colors to ensure no one is left behind”.
“In very specific terms, I would commit to building a robust road network, human-centered and environmentally friendly social amenities through effective collaboration with stakeholders throughout my tenure”.
On the nature of the roads, he assured the people of Tarkwa-Nsuaem that the Assembly is “committed to collaborating with all relevant stakeholders in improving the conditions of the surface of our roads”.
Hon Kessie revealed that 7 projects have been awarded for construction i.e. construction of KG block with ancillary facilities, landscaping and tree planting at Israel, construction of 6-unit classroom with ancillary facilities, landscaping and tree planting at Bogrekrom, construction of 6-unit classroom with ancillary facilities, landscaping and tree planting at Mile 5, landscaping and horticultural works around new administration block , procurement of furniture for offices at the new administration at Ahwetieso, construction of male/female wards and laboratory with landscaping and tree planting around facility (phase 1) at Benso Health Centre and construction of KG block with ancillary facilities, landscaping and tree planting at Boama.
He therefore urged traditional rulers to as matter of urgency come together to resolve the ‘widespread’ chieftaincy dispute across the municipality.
Dr. Frank Boateng who was the chairperson for the occasion commended the Assembly for an effective and successful programme.
The 2022 Composite Budget was presented by Mr. Fredrick K. Sintim (Assistant Budget Officer).
Below is a copy of the budget…….