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.