Month: June 2022


The Lower Many Kr obo Municipal Assembly on 23rd June, 2022 held a meeting with its stakeholders at the Municipal Assembly Hall to discuss about how to raise funds to aid in information dissemination on epidemic diseases.
Speaking at the gathering the Municipal Coordinating Director Mr. Selom Tibu welcome the participants to the meeting and told them to fill free and asked questions relative to the issues that will be discussed. He used the opportunity to highlight some of the developmental projects the Assembly has done over the past Four (4) years. He said the will be a divergent views regarding the subject matter but decision should be taken, so that together we build the Municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh in his speech also reiterate the developmental projects the Assembly has done over the past few years. He said Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly is among the Four (4) Municipalities in the Eastern Region and Twenty – Five nation wide benefiting from the Secondary City program sponsored by the World bank. Hon. Tetteh said the initial funding the Assembly received was used to construct One Hundred and Eighty – Eight (188) lockable stores at the Agormanya market. The second funding was also used to construct 1.2km road from Kpanyas junction to Canan and a Business Resource Centre with an auditorium of Three Hundred seater Capacity. The Municipal Chief Executive said the next funding the Assembly will be receiving will be to construct some drainages and roads that are in deplorable state. He advice the participants to pay their tax obligations so that the Assembly will get more revenue to do more of the developmental projects.
Presenting on the epidemic diseases, Mrs. Selasi who represented the Municipal Director of Health presented statistics on the following H1N1, H3N2, RABBIES, COVD – 19 and CHOLERA from 2018 – June, 2022. H1N1:Thirty – Two (32) and Fourteen (14) cases was recorded for the year 2018 and 2021 respectively. H3N2: Four Hundred and Eighty-Seven (487), Seventeen (17), Forty-Seven (47) and Thirteen (13) cases was respectively recorded for the year 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. RABBIES: TWO (2) cases was recorded for the year 2019 and unfortunately both of them died. COVID-19: Three Hundred and Twenty-Eight (328), Two Hundred and Seventy-one (271) and Seventeen (17) cases was recorded in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively from a total sample of Five Thousand One Hundred and Forty-Four (5,144) collected of which Four (4) died. CHOLERA: No case was recorded for the years under review.
Mrs. Selasi said for covid -19 vaccination Twenty Nine Thousand Five Hundred and Eighty-Eight (29,588) people took the first dose, Eleven Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-Two (11,292) took the Second dose and One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifteen (1,915) took the booster making a total of Forty Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety- Five (42,795) people so far vaccinated. She indicated some challenges such as poor adherence to safety protocols, lack of funds and inadequate performance of community surveillance volunteers facing the Health Directorate and pleaded with the stakeholders to help them overcome these challenges.
Mr. Benjamin Asah the Municipal planning officer in his delivery stated that, the Municipality is blessed with so many developmental potential and so there is the need to have a plan to make these potential reality. He said, recently a team went round all the electoral areas in the Municipality to collect the needs of the people from the various electoral areas to enable the Assembly have its Medium Term Development Plan for the next Four (4) years. Mr. Asah said, after the need assessment, cost was allocated to them and it pointed out that an amount of Fifty Eight Million Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen (58,650,818) Ghana Cedis will be needed to provide the facilities the people are requesting in their electoral areas. He the therefore pleaded with the people to pay their tolls given to them so that the Assembly can be able to deliver.
It was agreed that as a stakeholders and development partners to the Assembly, fifty (50) Ghana Cedis will be levey among themselves to purchase fuel for the publicity vans, payment for community information centres and air time for radio stations to start with.


Growth Aid, a Non-Governmental Organisation on Thursday 26th May 2022 through the Lower Manya Krobo municipal Assembly handed over a newly completed Mechanised Borehole Water facility with an overhead Poly Tank to Krobo Girls Presbyterian SHS.-
The initiative fall under the Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (sWASH III) of the organization which Lower Manya Krobo Municipality has benefited massively.
The Municipal Assembly received 25 new Mechanised Borehole while 6 of the fault existing borehole water facilities in the middle belt of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality were also repaired through this partnership.
Dr. Joe Lambongang, Executive Director of Growth Aid in the address acknowledge the unique support from the Latter-Day Saints Charities over the years which has made their work and commitment to provide portable water to the good people of Ghana a reality.
He continue to commend the hard working Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh for his maximum cooperation and support over the year which has made their work in the area successfully with no frustration as he assured to do more for the good people of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the coming years.
Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, MCE for Lower Manya Krobo Municipality on his own behalf and on the behalf of the people of Lower Manya Krobo Municipality expressed their appreciation to Growth Aid under the able leadership of Dr. Lambongang which has helped the Municipality and government as well in providing portable water to several communities and institutions in the area which further helped to ease the pressure on the Assembly and Government.
He continue to assured them of his continuous cooperation and support to enable them continue to provide these reliable water supply system for the good of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
Rev. Abraham Djaba Okai, Dangme-Tongu Presbytery Chairperson dedicated the newly completed water supply facility as it was immediately handed over to the School community through the Headmistress, Mrs. Betty Aduhene-Chinbuah for use.
Mrs. Betty Aduhene-Chinbuah also expressed their gratitude to the donors and the Hon. MCE for Lower Manya Krobo Municipality choosing their school as she used the opportunity to appeal to the NGO as well as other organizations or individuals who have the capacity to provide the School with more washrooms and toilet facilities to come to their aid since the existing facilities are not enough to accommodate the over 2000 student population.


Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, MCE for Lower Manya Krobo Municipality on Thursday 26th April, 2022 took over the newly completed 12-Unit 3 Storey Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Akro Technical SHS.
The newly completed facilities have a 12 seater W/C toilet facility and a modern waste management facility attached which will convert the waste from the toilet facility into a household gas for use. The project which was started in the later part of 2019 by the ruling Government as part of the facility improvement initiative to accommodate the increase in enrollment population by the Akro Technical SHS as successfully executed and handed over by the Contractor, Upgrade Development Limited.
Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh commanded the contractor firm and the supervising consultants for the excellent job done which really gives the taxpayers value for their money. The Hon. MCE continue to use the opportunity to expressed his heartiest appreciation to the President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for giving the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality their fair share of infrastructure developments both in the Education and health sector.
He continue to entreat the Management of the School being headed by the headmaster to safe guard the project by practicing very good maintenance culture which is the best way to attract more in terms of schools in the Municipality.
Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh also used the opportunity to advise the student community of Akro Technical SHS to be law abiding and respectful students since their behavior and academic performance as student plays a key role in attracting development project to the school.
Mr. Charles Ossom Baah, Headmaster of Akro Technical SHS on his own behalf and on behalf of the entire Akro Technical SHS fraternity expressed their heartiest appreciation to the President. They thanked Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh for all efforts made to give the School this all important project which will go a long way to ease the pressure on the existing facilities and also improve teaching and learning conditions in the School.
Mr. Victor Kofi Badu, Planning officer at the Municipal Education Directorate represented the Municipal Education Director officially the keys of the facilities from the Municipal Chief Executive and also handed over them to the headmaster of the School for further arrangements before use as he expressed their profound gratitude to Hon. Simon kweku Tetteh and ruling NPP Government under the able leadership of H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for providing several education infrastructure projects within has improved upon the teaching and learning conditions in the schools in the Municipality.
A delegation from the NPP Fraternity in the Lower Many Krobo Constituency led by the 1st Vice Chairman, Fitzgerald V. E. O. Mate-Korle were in attendance to witness the brief handing over ceremony.


On the 2nd June, 2022 the National Technical Working group team on Composite Budget visited the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly during their routine Monitoring exercise at Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly Hall. The team was led by Mr. Ebo Amoah from Ministry of Finance and Mr. Francis Asare from Eastern Regional Coordinating Council.
They interacted with the expanded Management of the Assembly which included Municipal Coordinating Director, Heads of Departments and Units. The Monitoring team used questionnaires to facilitate discussions in the meeting.
They touched on matters such as Policy-Based Strategy and Budgeting, Budget Reliability, Transparency of Public Finance, Management of Asset and Liability, Predictability and control in Budget Execution, Accounting and Reporting and Cross Cutting Issues.
At the end of the monitoring team visit, they entreated Management of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly to come out with innovative ways on the implementation of the Fiscal Decentralization Policies.