Gilbert Ken Asmah
Gilbert Ken Asmah

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, TNMA, Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah has admonished the need for Assembly members in the Municipality to provide selfless, honest and inducement free service to their constituents.

“The local people have entrusted in your care their developmental and social needs through a holistic collaboration with the various departments and agencies”. He mentioned that, the Management and staff of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality have been advised and oriented to cooperate to clients at all times in order to execute community development plans and activities successfully.

Gilbert Ken Asmah, gave the advice in his sessional address during the 2nd Ordinary meeting of the 2nd Session of the 7th Assembly of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly held on 5th and 6th December, 2017 at the Municipal Assembly Hall.

According to the Tarkwa-Nsuaem MCE, the cordial and harmonic relationship between the Assembly members, Assembly staff and the general public is very crucial for development and must be embraced by all; he further advised all partners in development not to engage in unnecessary power tussles that will only lead to the derailment of energies and assigned responsibilities.

He reminded the Assembly members that the good people of Tarkwa-Nsuaem have high expectations from them and as such all efforts must be made to remedy their social problems with the resources at their disposal; he added. I wish to remind you that a larger chunk of the Ghanaian population only get to experience government interventions, policies and projects in their lives at the local level and it is important that their interaction with you at the local level helps to deepen their faith in state institutions and government hence the need to be fair and honest to the public at all times.

Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah mentioned the following as some of the interventions under his leadership since the last seven months he assumed office as MCE for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality. In an effort to ease excessive vehicular and pedestrian traffic congestion in the Central Business District at Tarkwa, the Assembly undertook a decongestion exercise to relocate all north bound vehicles to a newly constructed lorry station at new Atuabo, notably several attempts by his predecessors in this regard have failed.

In the area of road, he necessitated the emergency rehabilitation of the 2 kilometers Ahwetieso stretch on the Tarkwa- Takoradi highway on July 5, 2017 barely a month of assumption into office as MCE.

He again observed, that the Assembly have secured and commenced the reshaping and asphalting of the 31 kilometers Bogoso junction to Damang road under a Public- Private Partnership, PPP with Goldfields Ghana, Tarkwa Mines which is expected to be completed in December 31st, 2017 he noted.

“My team and I have carried out an intensive distilting of major storm drains in Tarkwa to reduce the level of persistent flooding that occurs almost every year”.

Under the one district one factory policy, he observed that his administration in partnership with the Public- Private Partnership, PPP initiative, they have secured a Rubber processing factory, Cocoa Processing factory and a Gold refinery which are all at different stages of construction in Tarkwa.

Touching on housing projects, Gilbert Ken Asmah noted that the Assembly has awarded the construction of a 4 flats for government hospital Doctors at Tarkwa; 10 unit lockable market stores, 10 unit open sheds, 6-unit w/c toilet, 2 bay urinal and gravel paving works at Nsuaem, plans are far advanced for the construction of a new modern office complex for the Municipal’s National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA at Ahwetieso, We are in the process of constructing and furnishing the TNMA office which has been abandoned for years at Ahwetieso.

In the field of revenue mobilisation, he mentioned that the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly performed excellent, the budget for GH¢3,666,950.00 revenue estimated for 2017 was achieved, but as at October GH¢3,234,384.77 revenue had been collected, a move he described as very promising and refreshing in the history of the Assembly.

In attendance were the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Isaac Kwakye, Presiding Member, Hon Benjamin Kessie, Assembly members and Heads of Departments and Agencies.

By Dominic Kojo Blay


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