Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha
Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha

In compliance with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Accountability system, the Wa Municipal Assembly, on Thursday, rendered account on expenditure to the general public.

Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha
Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha

Mr Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, Wa Municipal Chief Executive, said the assembly had the full compliment of 13 statutory departments in place except that of transport.

He said modality for the establishment of the department was on course.

Mr Putiaha said this when he addressed the first Town Hall meeting for the year in Wa to offer opportunity for members of the municipality to participate and ask questions relating to municipal development and public expenditure.

He said the security situation in the municipality had been peaceful and that had helped in the promotion of development.

He, however, expressed worry about the extent of armed robbery, snatching of mobile phones and bags at gun or knife point and vandalism.

On revenue mobilisation Mr Putiaha said the assembly, as at June 2014, had total revenue of 3,348,779.11 out of 8,743,917.00 budgeted for the year.

The assembly was also able to mobilise its own internally generated fund (IGF) and it was still exploring more revenue sources to execute more development projects in the municipality.

Mr Putiaha said the assembly?s scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students would be revived to promote quality education and also collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to unearth talents in the youth in the area of sports.

Heads of government departments, traditional rules, elders, assembly members, artisans and beauticians among others attended the forum.

Mr Putiaha said the assembly had embarked on clean-up exercises in the municipality and that had helped to prevent the outbreak of cholera and typhoid, which had gained notoriety in other parts of the country in recent times.

The assembly also rendered accounts on physical planning and infrastructure development to the people.

Its street naming and property addressing project, construction of car parking lot, curbing stray animals and reducing road hazards in the municipality were on course, he said.

Mr Putiaha said the region would experience 960 millimeters of rain and that the assembly was taking precautionary measures to avoid havoc.

The assembly has also provided 40 boreholes at vantage spots for the people and eight were yielding marginally.

Mr Putiaha said upon expert advice hydro fracture engineering equipment had been acquired to correct the situation.

He urged organisations, civil society and the general public to co-operate with the assembly to enhance development.

GNA

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