New Juaben holds final Assembly Meeting
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly on 21st December, 2016, held its Third Ordinary Meeting of the First Session of the Seventh Assembly in Koforidua.

Date Created : 10/29/2018 2:19:38 AM : Story Author : Collins Aikins Akuffo/

The Assembly Meetings are enshrined in the Local Government Act that all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies are supposed to at least organize four Assembly Meetings within a year.

This gives the Assemblies the mandate to discuss various issues of concern and see also the approval of Assembly’s Budget as a working document within the Assembly.

Subject to Article 245 of the constitution, District Assemblies shall exercise political and administrative authority in the district, provide guidance, give direction to and supervise the other administrative authorities in the district.

Delivering his address, the Municipal Chief Executive for the New Juaben Municipality; Mr. Kwabena Okyere Kusi commended Assembly Members, management and staff for rallying behind the government for rapid development.

Highlighting the Internally Generated Funds (IGF) of the Assembly, the MCE emphasized that the Assembly, as at November, 2016, had mobilized about Four million and Seventy-Six Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety-Nine Cedis Forty-three Pesewas (GH? 4,076,499.43) of its targeted revenue of Four Million Six Hundred and Twenty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Four Cedis (GH?4,629,934.00)which represents Eighty-eight percent (88%).

This, according to him, shows a remarkable improvement on the side of the Assembly.

Mr. Okyere Kusi was of the view that the Assembly had implemented about 70 percent of its Annual Action Plan in accordance with the Composite Budget provision as at November, 2016.

He added that the Assembly has also submitted its monitoring and evaluation and status report to the appropriate authorities to be approved.

Regarding the limited office space for some staff, the MCE emphasized that the Assembly is working around the clock to resolve the canker.

Mr. Okyere Kusi underscored some challenges facing the Assembly. He said inadequate revenue mobilization was as a result of inadequate database and ineffective monitoring. He added that obsolete office equipment are also a major problem the Assembly is facing and is distract the effective running of the office.