Month: May 2023


The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly on 18th May, 2023 inaugurated a nine (9) member interim management committee to steer the affairs of the Assembly until the district Assembly election is held. The event which took place at the Municipal Assembly Hall brought together the lives of some traditional authorities, heads of department, and party folks across both political devices. The Eastern Regional Minister, the Sector Minister for Local Government Decentralization and Rural Development.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hon Simon Kwaku Tetteh in his welcome address thanked both the Regional Minister and the Sector Minister for making time out of their busy schedule to be part of the program. The MCE said the District Assembly election in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality deviated from the National one as a result of a court case filed against the Electoral Commission of Ghana in 2012 hence changing the calendar from the National one. He said the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly inaugurated its 7th Assembly on 19th January 2019 while the national one was held in October 2019 hence the term of the 7th Assembly came to an end on 18th January 2023. Hon Simon said, the electoral commission has put measures in place to run the election to fulfill their constitutional mandate but was slapped with a court injunction by two individuals within the Municipality to restrain them from conducting the election which created a vacuum. To fill the vacuum, the MCE said the Assembly has done some consultation with some stakeholders in the Municipality, and per the local government ACT 2016 (ACT 936) Section 6 subsection 3 stated that the president is the only person who may appoint an interim management committee to perform the function of the Assembly an event the electoral commission is unable to conduct the District Assembly election. In this direction, the Assembly has appealed to His Excellency President Nana Akuffo Addo through the local government Minister to appoint a nine-member committee to perform the functions of the Assembly until the election is conducted for which he has approved. Hon Tetteh took the opportunity to mention some projects the Assembly has done with the urban development grant (UDG). He requested the Local Government Minister Hon. Daniel Kwaku Botwe to use the UDG 4 and 5 to repair the main road from Dorhetso to Kpong which is in a deplorable state.
Speaking on the approval of the Nine (9) member committee, Hon. Daniel Kwaku Botwe said, his office has received some letters emanating from the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly and the overlord his royal majesty Nene Sakite II Kono of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area and the president of the Eastern regional house of chief requesting to shift the assembly election to meet the national one. Hon Daniel Kweku Botwe said, upon receiving these letters, he forwarded them to the president for his consideration and approval which he has done.
Commenting on the function of the interim management committee, Hon Daniel Botwe said, it is not different from the work of an Assembly member and so he asked them to consult the group they represent before and after the committee meeting. He advised all the staff of the Assembly present to work hard for the betterment of the Assembly. The committee members are Hon, Simon Kweku
Tetteh (MCE), the coordinating director Mr. Selorm Tibu, Hon Emmanuel Siakwa Nuertey Former Assembly Member, Your Worship Kwasi Appiatsi Abaidoo Odumase Krobo Circuit Court Judge, Manye Patience Yawah Ababio Representative of Traders, Alhaji Inusah Issah Chief Imam, Agormanya, Nene Asafoatse Teye Adjeso III Traditional Council, Hon Philip Batsa (Transport Unions), Rev. Prophet Isaiah Lawerh Local Council of Churches.


100 girls in the Lower Mana Krobo Municipality benefitted from the UNESCO-PRADA Project, which aims to improve modern means and provide proper counseling and guidance to help assist the girl children who dropped out of school to go back to school and to keep those in school smoothly continue their education.
The Lower Manya Krobo Municipality is one of the three MMDAs in the country that are currently receiving support from the UNESCO -PRADA Project.
In the early hours of Thursday, May 4th, 2023, Mrs. Gifty Asiedu, Director of the Girls Education Unit at Ghana Education Service, presented 100 backpacks containing sanitary pads, school uniforms, footwear, and teaching and learning materials.
She made the presentation after a brief meeting with the Municipal Project vetting team led by Mrs. Agnes Nanor and Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey, where she applauded the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal UNESCO-PRADA, the project team for the outstanding implementation of this all-important project, which is aimed at identifying girls who dropped out of school and helping them get back.
Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey, Lower Manya Krobo Municipality Director of Education, addressing the gathering of some beneficiaries, parents, teachers, and stakeholders that was held at the forecourt of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Education Directorate office at Kpong, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Ghana Education Service, UNESCO – PRADA, and other organizations that together have made the project a success so far.
Mr. Samuel Kwesi Tettey continued to appeal to all, especially the parents of the dropped-out girls, to play very active roles in supporting their girls in school since this project and its implementors alone can’t sustain the girls without their support.
He concluded by thanking the 30-member municipal implementation task force for their outstanding work so far and assuring the donors that their support will be put to good use.
Mrs. Agnes Nanor, team leader of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Vetting Committee under the UNESCO-PRADA Project, in her brief address, cautioned parents to stop pushing responsibility on their unemployed girl child since that action has led a lot of them into situations, they’re not ready to handle, ending up forcing them out of school.

The team from the Ghana Education Service joined the team from the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal UNESCO -PRADA Project tasked to distribute the packages to some of the girls, made up of 15 young mothers and 85 needy girls who were selected from 35 out of the 38 junior high schools in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.


UNESCO-PRADA on March 23, 2023, at the Conference Center of the Dangme-Tongu Presbytery, Odumase-Krobo officially launched the pilot phase of the UNESCO-PRADA Project, which aims at improving school attendance and continuity of learning by the girl child and also to comprehend efforts to bring back-to-school girls who dropped out of school by providing counseling and guidance, as well as other supports.
Stakeholders from all the 3 beneficiary MMDAs duly represented as well as a high-powered traditional delegation from the Manya Krobo Traditional area were also in attendance to represent the Overlord, His Royal Majesty, Nene Sakite II.
The major partners on this project are ICDP – International Child Development Program, Child Online Africa, and Ghana Education Service.
Some highlights from the event.