Month: July 2022


On the 13th July, 2022 Community Development Unit facilitated soap making Training. The training was held at Church of Pentecost, Bueyonye. The sponsors of the programme is Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly.
The trainees who participated in the workshop came from Bueyonye community. The participants for the programme will be the foundation upon which the Unity and Progress Women Group will be established in Bueyonye. A total number of forty (40) participants comprising thirty-five (35) women and five (5) men attended the programme.
The programme was organized for one (1) day. It started at 9:18 am and ended around 1:30pm.
The main objective behind the program is to empower the women group to achieve and maintain a meaningful life while remaining in their localities.
The training session commenced with an opening prayer by a participant. The Unit head, Mr. John Noko-Ayer, delivered the opening address. He admonished them to take the training seriously since the skills obtained from the training would be of benefit to them.
The trainer, took the participants through the various stages in preparing the Azuma blows and liquid soap with the available ingredients (perfume, colour, sterling, foam booster, caustic soda, thickener, salt, a rubber bowl etc). The participants observed carefully the preparation process with participants having the opportunity to ask questions
After the demonstration by the trainer, the participants were divided into 2 (two) groups, where they had the opportunity to practice what they had learnt by making their own Azuma blows and liquid soap with guidance from the trainer. This is to assist the participants in identifying some of the risks they are exposed to and the mechanism they think is available for managing each. The participants requested to know where they could purchase the Azuma blows and liquid soap making items and they were responded to in that regard.
They were taught how to commercialize the products and also taken through some of the ways to sustain the business as a group.
A staff of the unit, Ms. Na-Afua Tettey thanked the participants for their contributions during the program and urged them to buy the items and make their own for personal use and also sell individually or as an association to the public to make profit. She also used the opportunity to sensitize them on the role of the Business Advisory Centre (BAC); which seeks to support the growth of MSMEs.
The meeting was brought to a close at 1:30pm with a closing prayer from the community chief. All participants were given samples of the prepared liquid soap and Azuma blows after the training.
Punctuality- Some members reported very late even though they were all informed of the starting time of the training
Handouts or slides were not made available on time to participants
Participants agreed to pay a fine the next time anyone is late for a program
Provision of handouts or slides must be made available to participants
On behalf of the group, the expressed their gratitude to the Municipal Assembly, the Community Development Unit and the trainer for organizing such the program. In their thanksgiving the participant promised they were going to apply what they have been taught. He also promised to organise themselves and later visit the Business Advisory Centre to help sustain and grow their business as a group.


The Lower Many Krobo 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 nationwide 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 levied among themselves to purchase fuel for the publicity vans, payment for community information centers and air time for radio stations to start with.


As part of the activities to mark the 2022 Green Ghana day, the Lower Many Krobo Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Forestry Department in the Municipality on 10thJune, 2022 commemorate the event at Manya Krobo Senior High School.
The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh in his address encouraged the students to embark on this good initiative to protect and preserve the forest reserve of the Municipality. He further threw a challenge to the students to plant trees in their name to leave a mark in the school.
The Municipal Director of the Forestry range, Mrs. Benedicta Owusu Ansah in her speech stated that the target for this year Nationwide tree planting is Twenty Million (20,000,000) of which Lower Manya Krobo is expected to plant Twenty Thousand (20,000).
She provided some seedlings for planting.
The Headmistress of the school Mrs. Agnes Nanor joined the Municipal Chief Executive together with some students to plant some of the seedlings around the school.


On the 24th June, 2022 Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly held a staff durbar at the Municipal Assembly Hall at 10:40am. The total number of workers that attended were one hundred and twenty five (125). Out of which sixty five (65) were males and sixty (60) females.
The Municipal Coordinating Director welcomed all staff to the maiden staff durbar for 2022 and mentioned the agenda for discussion;
1. Discuss issues on health insurance
2. Discussion on attendance and attitude towards work
3. Open forum for staff
The Municipal Chief Executive again welcomed staff to the durbar and thanked them for coming. He gave brief highlights on the current state of the Assembly, with regards to Administration, staffing, projects and some few challenges the Assembly was facing. He then introduced Mr. Alhassan Yahaya, Deputy Director who had recently been posted to the assembly from Akuapem North and further stated that, a total number of twenty four (24) newly recruited staff had been posted to various Departments and Units of the Assembly and was appreciative of them for accepting postings to the Municipality. He encouraged them to be of good behaviour and open to learn and adopt to the system.
The Hon. M.C.E. commented briefly on the performance of the assembly in the most recent DPAT exercise in which Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly performed commendably and acknowledged that, this success could not be chalked without the contribution of staff and added that, he was tremendously grateful and encouraged each and every one to carry on with the good work.
Again, MCE made a comment on dressing to the office and mentioned that, some staff put on casual outfits to work which he said was totally unacceptable especially for the ladies and stated that, even though LGS did not have an official dress code, dressing to the office should be formal and decent.
He mentioned stealing within the premises of the Assembly and said that, in recent times, items were getting missing within the Assembly premises which had become of grave concern to Management and entreated staff to be committed in protecting state property.
In conclusion, he said he was displeased with staff attendance to programs and ceremonies like funerals, weddings etc of colleagues and appealed to all to make it a point to attend programs and ceremonies of colleagues and also programs of the Assembly and finally thanked all for their attention.
Another closing remark was also delivered by the Municipal Coordinating Director. He thanked staff for their attention and participation and entreated all to continue to deliver for the development of Lower Manya and Ghana as a whole. He also encouraged staff to be watchmen of properties of the assembly as we all had a duty to protect state property as public servants.