Bolgatanga MCE appeals for unity to accelerate growth

Anthony Apubeo, GNA

Bolgatanga, Jan 24,
GNA – Mr Joseph Atura Amiyuure, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for
Bolgatanga, has called for unity among members of the newly constituted
Assembly to ensure accelerated development.

He appealed to the
members to work together with common vision for the wellbeing of the people who
have entrusted them with the power.

He made the appeal
at the inauguration of the new assembly in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional
capital, to run the affairs of the Municipality for the next four years.

Following the
December 17, 2019, District Level Elections, 27 Assembly Members were elected,
while 12 members appointed, totaling 39.

Mr Amiyuure charged
the members to exhibit high sense of diligence and dedication in their line of
duty to ensure flagship programmes of the government benefit the people.

He also urged them
to tap into experiences of old members to enable them contribute meaningfully
for the progress of the Municipality.

On behalf of
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mr Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, a Deputy
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, who inaugurated the Assembly,
congratulated the Members and reminded them of their responsibility to serve
their people.

He said one major
worrying trend was “unplanned and haphazard” development ongoing in most
assemblies and thus creating rooms for slums and people building along
waterways, thereby threatening national development and public safety.

“As you are sworn in
today, work with your assembly to ensure compliance with the building rules and
regulations on the zoning and development of lands, and ensure that lands are
developed according to approved plans and designated land use, to avoid
flooding and accompanying loss of lives and property,” he said.

“Streamlining and
reducing the period for granting building permits to potential developers is
critical to manage development and reduce cost of doing business.”

He mentioned scores
of government initiatives being implemented such as the free Senior High School
Education, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District One Factory, Planting for
Export and Rural Development and One Village, One Dam to improve the quality of

He urged them to
work together for the flagship programmes and other projects under
implementation by the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development to have
significant impact on livelihoods.

He also charged the
assembly to work towards increasing its Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to
help undertake and finance development projects.


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