The Minister for Local Government Rural Development and Decentralization and also Member of Parliament for Okere Constituency Hon. Daniel Kweku Botwe on the 4th December, 2023 paid a working visit to the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
The Minister on his arrival met with the staff of the Assembly at the Municipal Assembly Conference Hall and told them the purpose of his visit was to inspect all Secondary City Projects in the Municipality
Hon. Dan Botwe said the program started in 2019 with Twenty-Five (25) Municipal Assemblies Nationwide of which Lower Manya Krobo is among and is expected to last Five (5) years.
He said it was a loan facility that the Government of Ghana contracted from the World Bank to some Assemblies for infrastructure projects. He thanked the staff of the Assembly for good performance in passing the assessment conducted which led to the benefit of the grant.
Hon. Daniel Kweku Botwe and his entourage together with the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Simon Kweku Tetteh, the Municipal Coordinating Director and some heads of department moved to the overlord of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area and the President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs Nene Sakite II to announce his presences and the reason for his visit as stated above.
Lamenting on the challenges of the area Nene Sakite said the principal street is in a bad state and needs to be repaired. He asked the Minster for Local Government to lobby on his behalf through Road and Highways Minister Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah for fixing it. Nene again complained about the poor security of the area which he thinks something should be done about it. Bringing his statement to an end, Nene Sakite pleaded to Hon. Daniel Kweku Botwe to repair about 2km of the road leading to the only Nursing Training School in the area.
After the inspection of the projects, the Local Government Minister again met with some Traditional Authorities and their Community members at Abanse in the Church of Pentecost auditorium for fruitful discussion regarding his visit. He used the opportunity to appeal to them to turn in their numbers when the time is due for the election of both Assembly and Unit Committee Members.
By: Abraham Tettey Wayo
MIO: Lower Manya Krobo