TOWN HALL MEETING HELD IN EFFIDUASE

TOWN HALL MEETING HELD IN EFFIDUASE

The new Juaben north municipal Assembly organized a town hall meeting at Effiduase in the municipality.

The Forum was held on the theme: “Good Governance; The Role of Stakeholders” and also part of Government policy of bringing Governance to the doorstep of the citizens.

Madam Comfort Asante in her address stated clearly what the Assembly has done and what they are still doing to help the Municipality grow. She said the Assembly is still young but trying its best to put the Municipality on a good developmental ladder. She urged everyone to feel free and come to the Assembly when they need any help or any suggestion that will help the Municipality to grow.

Miss. Linda Dakurah from the Narcotic Control in her presentation said they are employed by the police to prevent the use of illegal drugs and also its distribution. She educated the public on the side effects of drugs like cigarette, marijuana, cocaine, tramadol etc. She said the youths should desist from the use of such drugs so that they can have a healthy life to help move this country forward since the country needs them.

DSP Young Akorlatse, the Police District Commander in his remarks stated categorically that the police are doing everything they can to curb the rate at which youth abuse drugs in the Municipality. He suggested that anyone who knows any “Ghetto” that these drugs are been sold should help inform the police so that they can go and arrest anyone involved.

Madam Annet Asraku from the Health Service also advised each and every one to take their health issues very serious. She said the third wave of the Covid-19 is serious and so everyone should not neglect the health and safety protocols but should rather take it serious. She also educated the public on other health issues.

The Municipal Education Director, Madam Bevely Bathels said People should take their education serious because the Government has taken it upon Himself to offer a free education to every child in this Country so we should not joke with this opportunity since it’s a fundamental right for every child.

ISSUES RAISED

Akosua Agyeiwaa a woman from the community reported on the poor water supply in the community.

A concern native also suggested that most of the boreholes in the community have not been commissioned hence making it difficult to get water since the area have no source of water to fetch and therefore asked the Assembly to commission it for them to be used for the intended purposes.ss

A teacher in the community also raised an issue about how some gutters in the community aren’t covered. He said, anytime it rains heavily, people fall into it.

Finally another person urged the Assembly to keep organizing many town hall meetings within the Municipality so that people will get the opportunity to interact with the Assembly.

RESPONSE

Reacting to the concerns raised by the residence, the Municipal Chief Executive for New Juaben North, Mad. Comfort Asante said that the assembly is working around the clock to solve these problems.

She also said most of the boreholes have already be commissioned but the ones left will be commissioned soon so that it can be put into use.

The Municipal Coordinating Director Mr. Alhaji Tinjani promised that the Assembly will go round to cover gutters that need to be covered in the Municipality.

He also stated that there will be more town hall meetings within all the communities which will help people interact with the Assembly.

Mr. Kwadwo Daasi the water works P.R.O promised to resolve all water supply related problems.

Story by

Elizabeth Ansaah

Municipal Information Officer.