Assembly members of LaNMMA sworn into office

By
Jessica Dele Akakpo/Jacqueline Appiagyei, GNA

Accra, Jan. 24, GNA
– The La-Nkwatanang Madina Municipal Assembly has sworn into office its members
to help facilitate the mobilisation of ideas on promoting good governance in
the community.

Fourteen Assembly
members, 70 unit committee members and seven government appointees were sworn
into office at the ceremony.

His Lorship Richard
Delali Anku of the Madina Magistrate’s Court took them through the official
Oath.

Mrs Jennifer Dede
Adjabeng, the Municipal Chief Executive, said the success of every assembly
depended on the functionality of the sub-district structures, especially the
assembly members.

She said to deepen
decentralisation in the Municipality, management intended to take the necessary
steps to revamp the zonal councils of the assembly to strengthen the
decision-making process at the grassroots.

Mrs Adjabeng
explained that assembly members’ office is a call for service and not for
personal gains or lording themselves over people who voted them into office.

The MCE said the
managers of the Assembly would heavily rely on the various skills, experience,
knowledge and technical know-how of the Assembly and unit committee members.

“Undoubtedly
the expectation among the citizenry is skyrocketing, and we need to work
together, collaborate and above all sacrifice in order to meet the needs and
aspirations of our people because posterity will not spare us if we fail,”
she said.

She congratulated
the Assembly and unit committee members for coming out victorious during the
just ended district level election.

Mr Charles Owiredu,
the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, who read the
speech on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said the assemblies
were a critical part of government and had a role to play in ensuring
government delivered on its promises.

He said one major
function of the Assembly was to explore avenues for the creation of employment
for the people, particularly the youth.

Mr Owiredu said as
assembly members, unity was key towards delivering their mandate and therefore
urged them to be diligent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of the people.

He said good
governance entailed the active participation of the citizens in assembly issues
to ensure the delivering of quality service, improved infrastructure and good
leadership.

The Deputy Minister
charged the Assembly to use its by-laws to enforce compliance in sanitation
management and environmental health standards and rules to ensure a clean and
healthy environment.

He wished the newly
elected members a successful tenure of office and reminded them that the people
required of them the traits of selflessness, devotion to duty, a very
accountable stewardship and the ability to deliver efficient services to
improve on their quality of life and promote prosperity.

In an interview with
Mr Abdul Yakubu Jalil, Assembly Member of Tatana South, he expressed his
gratitude to the people that trusted and voted for him.

He added that he
would work in the interest of the community.

Madam Aminatu Issah,
unit committee member for Tatana South, also thanked the community for the
opportunity and said she was ready to serve and not to disappoint.

She said she would
not work on any political platform but deliver to the satisfaction of the
people.

GNA

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