Assembly pledges to support community self- help projects

The Chief Executive (MCE) for Obuasi Municipal Assembly Mr. Elijah Adansi-Bonah has hinted that the Assembly has put in place measures to support community self-initiated projects in the Municipality.

Date Created : 4/20/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/

The MCE speaking at a General Assembly meeting said community self- help projects help to accelerate development at the grassroots and complement the Assembly's efforts in ensuring equal distribution of infrastructural projects.

Self-help approach is a mechanism where the community members by themselves, identify a need and mobilize resources to start for the Local Assembly to assist with technical advice, equipment and other support.

Briefing members of the Assembly on happenings in the Municipality Mr. Adansi-Bonah said the Assembly exceeded its projected internally generated fund revenue. While the Assembly projected to collect GH 5,050,086.00 in 2022, it exceeded the revenue target by 111.72% raking in GH 5,642,060.53.

He attributed the improvement in revenue performance to the proactiveness of the IGF technical committee of the Assembly which he heads adding that the committee has managed to close loopholes hampering the efficient collection of revenue.

He also lauded efforts by AngloGold Ashanti in collaborating with the Assembly to access data and information of Sub- contractors working under the mining company.

“The move has enabled the Assembly to issue business operating permits to the contractors which has contributed to the surge in IGF revenue." He stressed

On education, the MCE said the Assembly has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to officially hand over the facilities of the Knust-Obuasi campus to the University.

He indicated that the University established in 2019 with about 300 students can now boast of over 2000 students.

The MCE said the Assembly has released a 50 acre land at Nhyiaeso a suburb of Obuasi to KNUST- Obuasi campus for future expansion.

He said the Assembly in its resolve to promote quality education and ensure school children learn in a serene environment has initiated the process to procure school desks with metal frames to support public schools in the Municipality.

This he said will add up to the plethora of infrastructural development in schools in the Obuasi Municipality.