Berekum MCE accounts to residents
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Berekum, Kofi Adjei has disclosed that the municipal assembly from January-May, 2018 spent an estimated amount of GHc 2, 500,915.00 to the provision of education, health, agricultural and sanitation infrastructural needs of residents of Berekum, Kyereyawkrom, Oforikrom, Anyinaso and Nanasuano among others.

Date Created : 6/28/2018 6:29:53 AM : Story Author : Kombat B. Maxwell/Jack Asumadu/

He assured government was putting in the necessary mechanisms to propel massive economic transformation of the country.

The MCE made the disclosure when the assembly took its turn at the 2018 edition of the Town Hall Meeting organized by the Ministry of Information (MOI) in collaboration with the Information Services Department (ISD) in Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region.

He disclosed a total of 623 households and 23 schools in the municipality are beneficiaries of the LEAP and school feeding programmes and urged parents to advantage of them to better their life.

He highlighted governments flagship interventions such as Planting for Food and Jobs, One Village One Dam, Free Senior High School, the One District One Factory, Nations Builders Corps (NABCO) and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plans (NEIP) initiatives among others as measures being taken to improve on the living standards of residents and encouraged the youth to take advantage of the numerous projects and programmes for the areas development.

The Municipal Police Commander, Chief Supt. Nicholas O. Ofosuhene called on government and development partners to come to the aid of the police by helping to provide accommodation and others logistics to enhance effective and efficient policing and maintain law and order in the country.

For his part, the Municipal director of Health, Bediman Duut said efficient and effective health care delivery was a collective responsibility and therefore called on all stakeholders to contribute their quota in ensuring the health needs of residents was provided in a professional manner.

The Chief Accountant, Ministry of Information, Mr. Stephen Afful an address, commended the display of political maturity between the current MCE and the immediate past MCE (Hon. Opoku Boakye Yiadom) who sat together through the programme and urged residents to emulate their commitment for the development of the town.

He appealed to residents to honour their tax obligations to enable the assembly mobilize enough resources to execute the much needed developments projects.

The Town Hall concept is an initiative by the Ministry of Information (MIO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to create a platform for citizens to interact with key stakeholders at the assemblies to deepen the country’s governance process.