The New Juaben North Municipal Assembly performed poorly in this year’s DPAT Assessment amongst all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country.

The Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Comfort Asante revealed this in her address during the third ordinary meeting of the second session of the Assembly.

According to Hon. Comfort Asante the Assembly scored an average of 72 percent instead of the minimum of 84 percent of the national average.

She mentioned that lack of a lorry park, children recreation centres and Audit infractions for the past two years were contributing factors to this failure.

To break this challenge, the Assembly will marshal all available resources to pass the 2022 assessment to get the one million Ghana Cedis award to develop the Municipality.

On the financial performance, she said the Assembly has raised one million 247 thousand, and 73 Ghana Cedis out of the one million 378 thousand 933 internally Generated fund projected targeted for the year representing 90 point 44 percent. She however expressed the hope that the Assembly will achieve the target by the end of the year.

The Chief Executive disclosed that the Assembly have received an amount of 732 thousand 400 and 11 Ghana Cedis (GHS 732,411.34) as it share of the District Assemblies common fund for the 4th quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021.

She urged the Assembly staff and workers to work in unity to speed up the development agenda of the Municipality and promised to run a transparent administration to protect the Assembly’s purse.

Present were the Municipal Coordinating Director, the Presiding Member, the Assembly Members, Staffs and the Media.

Story By

Elizabeth Ansaah

Municipal Information Officer

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