The Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly (EKMA) in the Western Region has engaged residents and Landlords/Landladies Associations in the Municipality in collaboration with some Assembly Members and Heads of Departments (HODs) towards deepening decentralization and enhancing grassroot participation in the decision-making process of the Assembly.
So far, the Assembly has met with Race-Course residents and Landlords/Ladies Association, Tadisco-West residents and Landlords/Ladies Association as well as East Adientem residents and Landlords Association.
Mr Kojo Acquah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of EKMA who made this known in an interview with IGOGHANA announced that the Assembly will meet the remaining resident associations for the necessary discussions months ahead to deliberate on some pertinent issues bothering the development needs of the various areas of the Assembly system.
He noted that the Assembly as an implementer of the Government’s policies at the grassroots has over the years translated a number of policy intentions into actions that have brought progress in the area of employment, agriculture, roads infrastructure, security and all other critical sectors of the Municipality.
He said though all was not perfect with the Municipality, however, he recognized that development was a process and not an event and that he would continue to remain spirited in the effort to deepen decentralization.
“As such, we continuously open our doors for partnerships to confront the issues that have long bedevilled our growth”, he pleaded.
Mr Acquah emphasized that his vision was to ensure peaceful co-existence, and wealth creation through good governance and also spread development evenly and fairly across the Municipality.
In realizing this vision, he pointed out that the Assembly will continue to engage all stakeholders on a broader and more effective consensus building as far as decision-making was concerned.
He mentioned that the Assembly will also continue to actively rely on the residents for support as it has been doing over the years and encouraged others to also get on board with its development agenda.
“Together, let us fight to unleash the energies of the EKMA people towards transforming all sectors of our Municipality. We can do this if we believe in ourselves and work in unity”, he emphasized.
Mr Acquah, further, urged all the residents and stakeholders to make meaningful contributions and share their thoughts when necessary as it was open for discussions.