Mr Ibrahim Faila, Presiding Member of LaNMMA (right); Mr Franklin Anku, MCE (middle) and Alhaji Dramani Saaka, the Co-ordinating Director of LaNMMA
Mr Ibrahim Faila, Presiding Member of LaNMMA (right); Mr Franklin Anku, MCE (middle) and Alhaji Dramani Saaka, the Co-ordinating Director of LaNMMA

He said the strategies include the recruitment and training of additional revenue collectors to collect property rates and street parking tolls among other things.

Mr Ibrahim Faila, Presiding Member of LaNMMA (right); Mr Franklin Anku, MCE (middle) and Alhaji Dramani Saaka, the Co-ordinating Director of LaNMMA
Mr Ibrahim Faila, Presiding Member of LaNMMA (right); Mr Franklin Anku, MCE (middle) and Alhaji Dramani Saaka, the Co-ordinating Director of LaNMMA

Mr Anku made this known when he addressed the second session of the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA’s) First Ordinary General Meeting held at the National Women’s Training Center in Madina.

He said the LaNMMA estimated to collect GH¢3,329,910.00 as its internally generated fund last year and as at December 31, 2015, a total of GH¢3,117,057.80 was accrued representing 93.61 per cent.

The Assembly expended GH¢3,028,421.08 representing 90.95 per cent out of the amount.

The MCE said the Municipal Health Directorate had increased its CHPS zones from two in 2012 to 20 in 2015 and intended to increase it to 25 by the end of 2016.

Mr Anku said the Health Directorate recorded a reduction in stillbirth rate from 81 in 2014 to 69 in 2015 while mortality rate increased from three in 2014 to seven in 2015.

This, he said, was worrying and needed to be tackled, adding that malaria continued to lead the top 10 diseases in the municipality despite the vigorous health education.

On cholera, he said from the beginning of this year to-date, the municipality had not recorded any case as compared to last year.

On the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) implementation, Mr Anku said as at January this year, 444 households had benefited from cash transfer from the Government under the programme.

The MCE said the fertilizer subsidy programme, which was on hold, would be revamped this year and that registration of crop farmers was in progress.

Mr Anku said the Assembly had completed and handed over the Otinibi Kindergarten project to the school authorities.

He said to improve on performance by students the Assembly had instituted an awards scheme for three best performing students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.

He said a number of projects were also ongoing in the municipality and that they were between 60 to 100 per cent complete.

Mr Anku said the crime rate had reduced tremendously and commended the people for the peace and security in the area.

“The municipality will form an election taskforce headed by the Divisional Police Commander to map out programmes for the upcoming election on November 7, 2016,” he said.

He expressed gratitude to all those who in diverse ways assisted and continued to assist the LaNMMA in its development agenda.

Discussions centered on the boundaries of LaNMMA and the Assembly demanded that the Local Government and the Survey Department should be contracted to solve the issue between the Adenta Municipal Assembly, The Ga-East Municipal Assembly and LaNMMA.

The members also discussed the uncompleted structures of the Madina Market which the Assembly and the Ga-East Assembly had no documents to prove ownership while a private person was claiming ownership.

The issue had delayed the completion of the market buildings which were deteriorating.

The meeting was attended by the heads of department and institutions, the Madina Police District Commander, Chief Superintendent Firmin Azitariga, and officers from the Fire Service.

Source: GNA

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