Bolga Municipal Assembly Dissolved
2006-09-15 00:07:35This article has been read 665 times.Announcing the formal dissolution of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly at Bolgatanga, the Presiding Member, Madam Agnes Atayila, commended members of the Assembly for their spirit of cooperation and hard work during their tenure in office.
Madam Atayila said the past four years had witnessed much progress, and indicated that this had been through the immense contribution of Members.
meant to separate them, and urged them to continue to live together and forge ahead to assist the Assembly in its efforts to bring about meaningful development to improve the quality of life of the people.
Addressing the house before the formal dissolution of the Assembly, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Nsoh Amoah, congratulated the members for having successfully served the Assembly for the past four years, helping it to chalk significant and remarkable achievements.
Enumerating some of the achievements of the Assembly, Mr. Amoah said between 2005 and 2006, the Assembly with the active support of other decentralized departments executed a number of development projects, some of which he said included the construction of a three-unit classroom block, an office and a store at Ayeltige at a cost of ¢362,456,086.00, and four other similar projects at Yikene, Katanga, Atulibabisi and Kalbeo at a total cost of ¢1.107 billion.
The other projects were the construction of a three-unit teachers’ quarters for the Zunrungu Primary School at a cost of ¢168,493,793, the construction of a four-unit bungalow and boys’ quarters at a cost of ¢929,169,900 and the completion of the Assembly office complex (first, second and ground floors) at a total cost of ¢806,297,909.31.
According to him, the Assembly spent a total of ¢4.37 billion on development projects during the period under review.
Mr. Amoah however regretted that in spite of his attempts to foster a harmonious working relationship with the public and other decentralized departments, there were some people who had tried to undermine his administration or drag his name into disrepute, spreading false rumours and unsubstantiated claims without a modicum of truth, but all calculated to sow seeds of discourse in the Assembly.
“Nevertheless, I have remained focused and would continue thus with the large goal of using my office to attract the much needed development to the Municipality,” he declared.
Mr. Amoah announced that the Mutual Health Insurance Scheme had so far registered a total of 41,106 people within the Municipality, and urged those who had not yet registered to do so since it was the best option for the country at the moment.
He also touched on the Youth Employment Programme and said the Assembly had so far registered about 1,342 people for the immediate take-off of the programme.
“The government considers this programme a critical national assignment and must be pursued with vigorousness because the end beneficiaries are the youth and the economy.
“I will therefore appeal to our youth to take full advantage of the programme in order to be better off,” the MCE encouraged.
Mr. Amoah was happy that the Municipality had witnessed relative peace during the period under review and enjoined the members to continue to educate the people on the need for the prevalence of peace and unity in the region.