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STAFF ENGAGEMENT ON THE FIRST QUARTER CAPACITY BUILDING AND THE CLIMAX OF THE HERITAGE MONTH

As part of the activities of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly to enhance the skills and knowledge of its staff a one day capacity building was organized by the Assembly for the staff. The training which came on at the conference Hall of the Assembly on 27th March, 2024 was on topic ‘Time Management and Organizational Skills.’
The day was also set aside to commemorate Ghana Month. Staff of the Assembly were in their traditional dress and a staple foods was prepared for the staff present to enjoy.
The Municipal Coordinating Director Mr. Selorm Tibu on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh welcome the staff present and thanked them for their commitment and dedication and advised them on the need to show good attitude towards work for productivity. He took the opportunity to outline some projects funded by Ghana Secondary Support program in the Municipality.
Engineer Amo Duodu the resource person of the program and a staff of Volta River Authority (VRA) in his presentation said Time is the techniques designed to enable one to do more effective work in less time.
He also said that ‘time management is a skill’ and that time wasting is linked to lack of discipline. He therefore encouraged the staff and everyone present to practice time management for effective and efficient productivity.
The program was climaxed with some indoor games such as ludo, cards among others. Local dishes such as plantain with kontomire, cocoyam with kontomire, kokonte with groundnut soup, banku with groundnut soup amongst others were enjoyed. Local drinks such as Sobolo, Millet drink, rice drink, palm wine amongst others were also enjoyed. The local dishes were prepared to climax the Ghana month.
By: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo

TSLEDOM TO GET MORDEN CHPS COMPOUND AS HON. SIMON KWEKU TETTEH BREAKS GROUND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION

Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, MCE for Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, who doubled as the Parliamentary Candidate of the NPP in the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency on Tuesday, March 26th, broke ground for the construction of a modern CHPS compound facility for the good people of Tsledom in the middle belt of the municipality.

The Hon. MCE speaking at the programme reaffirmed his maximum commitment and dedication to transforming the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the best interest of the people.

Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh used the opportunity to express his heartfelt appreciation to H.E. Mr. Mochizuki Hisanibu, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Ghana, and JICA for this tremendous partnership to positively impact the lives of the good people of Tsledom through the provision of quality health services through their Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP), of which the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality and Kpalgun Diafiama Bussie Issa District Assembly in the Upper West Region were the only two beneficiary assemblies in the entire country of Ghana for the year 2024.

On Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, at the Embassy of Japan in Ghana’s capital, Accra, a delegation led by Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, MCE for Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, and Dr. James Atampiiga Avoka, Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Director of Health Services, together with other stakeholders, signed the grant contract with the Ambassador of Japan in Ghana, H. E. Mr. Mochizuki Hisanobu, gave birth to this lifesaving project.

Nene Badiako Baah Muala, Dorm Matse, who has jurisdiction over Tsledom, at the sod-cutting ceremony commended Hon. Somon Kweku Tetteh for the numerous developmental projects his leadership has brought to the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, most especially his love for the rural communities, which has seen him bring this relief project to the good people in Tsledom to help get them health care in times of health emergencies.

Dr. James Atampiiga Avoka, Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Health Director, said this facility, expected to be completed within 6 months, will bring accessible and quality healthcare services to the doorsteps of the good people of Tsledom and its environs.

PENCILS OF PROMISE (NGO) ENGAGEMENT WITH THE MCE AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS ON THEIR UPCOMING PROJECT IN THE MUNICIPALITY (NUASO)

Pencil of Promise a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality on Thursday 21st March, 2024 called for an engagement meeting with its stakeholders at the min-conference hall of the Assembly.
The meeting was to update the stakeholders on their upcoming project in the Municipality and the way forward.
The Country Director for Pencils of Promise in his address cited a number of social amenities they have provided in the rural communities in the country. He said they are going to provide six (6) unit classroom block four (4) unit toilet and four (4) unit urinal facilities for the Nuaso Anglican school in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
He continued to indicate that Eighty percent of the project will be funded by the NGO which constitute skilled labourers, supervisors, and other building materials,while the community takes the remaining Twenty percent made up of communal labourers, provision of sand, water etc.
The ground breaking ceremony is slated on the 2nd of April, 2024 with a durbar at 10 am. The Country director said about Fifty (50) journalists both local and International will be invited to cover the program. The project is set to take off in June, 2024.
Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) assured the NGO that the Assembly will provide the Twenty percent portion of the project and pleaded with the Assembly Member for the electoral area to mobilize his people towards the program and the project as well.
In attendance were Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh (Municipal Chief Executive), Municipal Director of Education and other stakeholders.
By: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo

LOWER MANYA KROBO MUNICIPAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE 2023 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Health Directorate on 19th March, 2024 organized their Annual performance review for the year 2023 at the Municipal Assembly Conference Hall.
The purpose of the program was to review the performances of the various Hospitals, Health centers and the CHPS compounds in the Municipality.
Dr. James Avoka, the Municipal Health Director in his welcome address thanked the staff for the good work done during the year under review. He further congratulated and encouraged them on their selfless dedication to the service. Bringing in his statement to an end, Dr. Avoka mentioned the plans for the year 2024 and pleaded to the staff to deliver quality health care as they have been delivering over the years and wished them a successful year.
Presenting on the various facilities, Atua Government hospital centered on the high surge of HIV cases in the Municipality and urged all stakeholders present to continually sensitize the public at every fora they find themselves on the slogan knowing your status so that together we can bring the disease under control. Akuse Government hospital also delivered their presentation on maternal and child health while St Martins De Porres hospital presented theirs on the EPI/ Surveillance activities.
Comfort Dede Tetteh also sensitized the staff on the ways to improve knowledge and management of genital schistosomiasis in Ghana and the steps towards schistosomiasis control and elimination.
Looking at the upsurge cases on typhoid in the Municipality as introduced by the Disease control officer, Solomon Ohene Gyabaah the Health Director was very worried about the numbers and pledged to do his possible best to bring the situation under control.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh in his speech praised the nurses on their yeoman’s job and encouraged them to keep up on their good works.
He ended his speech by announcing his political ambitions to become Member of Parliament for the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency and called on all and sundry to support him with their votes in order to make this ambitions reality.
In attendance were the MCE Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, The Chief Imam, and other dignitaries.
By: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: LOWER MANYA KROBO.

LOWER MANYA KROBO MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY LAUNCHED BUSINESS IN THE BOX PROJECT

The Ghana Enterprises Agency in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality on Monday 11th March, 2024 launched a Business in the Box (Bizbox) project at the Municipal Assembly Conference Hall.
The aim of the program is to empower the Youth in the Municipality who are within the range of Fifteen- Thirty-Five (15-35) years and are willing to undergo an apprenticeship training to become skill artisans in future. This initiative is part of government effort to reduce unemployment situation in the country.
Mr. Edmond Addo head of Business Advisory Center (BAC) in his presentation explained the Bizbox as the assumption of people having little or no knowledge about handworks and had been put together in a box. He therefore advised that whenever one wants to learn a trade or venture into any business without any knowledge on it he or she can come to their office for an assistance. Mr. Edmond Addo further indicated that artisans who will register with Agency will also benefit from the program by allocating the apprentice to them and pay for their training. He said when the apprentices are done with their training government will support them with start-up kits to start their work.
The Chairman for the program Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, the Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo and also the NPP parliamentary candidate in his speech stated the need for the youth to grab this opportunity as it will help develop the individuals and the Municipality as a whole. He pointed it out to the participant that there is an already existing opportunity to the people living with disabilities (PWDs) where government gives support to them by purchasing the items the beneficiaries want to sell. He stated that from 2017 to February this year a total of 600 people with disabilities benefited.
Hon. Simon said the Bizbox project should not be politicized as it will benefit everyone irrespective of one political affiliation. He said they are looking forward to see over Eighty-Five Thousand (85,000) youth benefiting from this initiative.
He ended his speech by announcing his dream to become Member of Parliament for the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency and called on all and sundry to support him with their votes in order to make this dream reality.
In attendance were the MCE Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, Rev. S.B Lawerteh (PCG, Kpong Bethel), The Chief Imam, and Hon. Emmanuel Siakwa NPP Constituency Chairman among others.
By: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo

PRESERVATION OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCE

The Youth and Women Empowerment (YOWE) a non-government organization in the Lower Manya Municipality in partnership with Rite FM (90.1) had on the 29th February, 2024 organized a workshop for farmers in the Lower Manya Krobo, Upper Manya Krobo, and Yilo Krobo. The workshop at the Conference Hall of the Assembly was on the Theme ‘Food security, Job creation, and improved livelihood amidst climate change’. The workshop aimed to educate the public, especially the farmers, on how to treat their farm produce to be hygienic, presentable, and available on the market for sale.
Dr. Theodora A. Asiamah in her presentation stated the need for farmers to treat their crops well and also advised them to practice personal hygiene as well to avoid diseases so that they can produce more to feed the citizenry.
In preserving food to get market, she asked the farmers to use the right method and chemicals for preservation so that the food would not be contaminated.
Dr. Theodora Akweley Asiamah appealed to the Municipal Assembly to do something about the road network in the farming communities within the Municipality so that commodities produced can be transported to the market centers at ease. This will make the farmers reduce the prices for buyers to purchase at a reasonable price since the cost of transportation is less.
Mr. Alex Fordjor deputy Municipal director of Agriculture in his presentation also reiterated the need to practice hygiene in preserving their food. He again advised that farmers should use organic fertilizers more on their farm produce rather than inorganic ones. He indicated that preserving the food items can keep long without spoiling.
Mr. Fordjor spoke briefly on climate change and advised everyone on the need to study the weather conditions to know when to plant and harvest. He also advised them on the need to avoid bushfires because it may not only destroy the food crops but also cause the depletion of the ozone layer thereby affecting the seasons.
BY: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo

LOWER MANYA KROBO MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY FAILED TO ELECT PRESIDING MEMBER FOR THE SECOND TIME

Hon. Assembly Members for the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly on 22nd February, 2024 held a special meeting at the conference hall of the Assembly.
The meeting was basically convened to elect Presiding Member of the Assembly. This followed the refusal to meet the required percentage immediately after Assembly was inaugurated. It has become imperative to call for this special meeting Ten (10) days after the first election per the Electoral Commission to elect the Presiding Member for the second time.
The Electoral Commission opened a nomination for members to file for the position and by closed of nomination, Hon. Philip Tetteh Batsa former Assembly Member for Agormanya South electoral area now government appointee was the only person who has filed. According to Electoral Commission, for a member to be elected as Presiding Member he or she must obtained votes of Two-thirds or more of the entire membership. Since the entire membership of the house is Forty-Seven (47) a contestant must obtained at least Thirty-Two (32) votes of the total votes cast.
By closed of pool, Hon. Philip Tetteh Batsa had Twenty-Five (25) votes which is below the threshold.
The Municipal Assembly is yet to fix a date for another election
BY: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo

FORTY-SEVEN ASSEMBLY MEMBERS SWORN IN

The newly elected Assembly Members and government appointees of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly were on Monday 12th February, 2024 sworn into office by His Honor Kwasi Appiati Badu, a circuit court judge of Odumase Krobo, and inaugurated by the Minister for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament for Bantama Honorable Asenso Boakye at the conference Hall of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly.
This was in accordance with section 3 of the Local Government Act 2016, Act 936
In a speech read by Hon. Asenso Boakye on behalf of His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, urged the honorable Assembly Members to strictly complied with section 16 (1) of the Local Government Act 2016, ACT 936 which requires Assembly Members to maintain close contact with their electoral area, consult the people on issues to be discussed in the District Assembly, collate views, opinions and proposals, take in communal and development activities amongst others.
He also advise the Assembly members to form an alliance with stakeholders and developmental partners with the aim of developing the Municipality.
Hon. Asenso Boakye further advise the Honorable Members to collaborate with the Assembly to improve upon the revenue in order to carry out more indispensable projects.
The newly inaugurated Assembly members comprises Thirty- One (31) elected, Fourteen (14) government appointees, the Municipal Chief Executive and the Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo Constituency.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo Hon Simon Kweku Tetteh on his part welcomed the newly inaugurated Assembly Members and said Honorable members are mandated by sections 12 (1) and 13 of the local government act 2016 ( act 936) to formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of resources for development of the Municipality.
He therefore expressed his commitment and that of the staff to collaborate with them to achieve this objective.
He also mentioned that although the duties of an Assembly Members is predicament, it takes a hardworking, discipline and sacrificial member to execute his/her duties to the satisfaction of electorates in their respective electoral areas.
He pleaded with the Hon. Members to set aside petty quarrels, mistrust and go about their duties devoid of political polarization as the laws of local government frowns on it.
Other dignitaries who graced the august occasion were the Parliamentary candidate for Yilo Krobo Constituency on the ticket of New Patriotic Party Hon Twum Briamah, Heads of security agencies within the Municipality, Heads of Department, Clergy and some Traditional Authorities.
BY: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo.

LOWER MANYA KROBO MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY HANDED OVER ITEMS TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY

The Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly on 9th February, 2024 handed over some items to Twelve (12) people living with disability at the forecourt of the Assembly.
Hon. Emmanuel Siakwa Nuertey the constituency Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Lower Manya Krobo in his welcome address thanked the people present for making time out of their busy schedule to be part of the program.
Addressing the gathering on the purpose of the program, the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh said Twelve (12) people living with disability will received items from the government to start business to make a living. He said the items were purchased upon the request of the beneficiaries. He admonished the beneficiaries not to have any other taught on the items rather than the intended purpose for which it was purchased. He made it known to them that a taskforce is in place which goes round occasionally to monitor on the performance of their activates and that if any of them is caught diverted the items, he or she will find him or herself regretted. He said this is the Tenth (10th) batch of people receiving the items making a total of Six Hundred (600) people since 2017.
Hon. Municipal Chief Executive took the opportunity to announce his candidature as parliamentary candidate for the NPP in the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency. He asked them to vote for him coming December 7th to bring more developmental projects into the Municipality.
The items presented were Refrigerators, Poly thank, used Clothing, Pepper grinding machine, knitting machine among others.
BY: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo

INVITATION FOR THE THIRD PROGRESS MEETING (GSCSP) 2024

On Tuesday, 30th January 2024 at the Lower Manya Municipal Assembly Hall at 10:00am. Bans consult invited stakeholders for the 3rd progress meeting. The meeting will be preceded by a site inspection. Members are to meet at the Atua Hospital junction at 10:00am prompt for the beginning of the site inspection. The agenda for the meeting was as follows.

THIRD PROGRESS MEETING
AGENDA

1. Site Inspection (Lot 1: Atua Junction – Adjikpo Road, Lot 2: SAS George Road and Lot 3: Storm Drain & Box culvert at Manaam)
2. Correction of minutes from previous meeting
3. Matters arising from previous meeting
4. Comments and Observations from site Inspection
a. Atua junction – Adjikpo Road
b. Sas George Road
c. Storm drain & Box culvert at Manaam
5. Progress Reporting by Contractor
a. Lot 1: Atua junction – Adjikpo Road
b. Lot 2: Sas George Road
d. Lot 3: Storm drain & Box culvert at Manaam
6. Remarks on Progress Report
7. Contractor’s planned works for December 2023 (Lots 1,2 and 3)
8. Financial Status
9. Contractual Issues if any
10. Any Other Business
11. Closing