The Assembly member for Kutunse Electoral Area, in the Ga West Municipal Assembly has organized a Town Hall Meeting for her electorates to interact with officials of the Assembly and also to address their concerns within the area.
In her welcome address, she said the program was very important because, it is not only a day for the assembly to interact with the citizens within the Kutunse Electoral Area, but also to account to the people, telling them what the assembly have done so far and also to explain Government policies and programs regarding developmental projects within the Kutunse Electoral Area in particular and the municipality in general.
She noted that the resources available to government for development are not enough and therefore, since everybody wants his/her area to be developed, there is the need to lobby the Municipal Assembly as well as Non-Governmental Organizations to consider the area.
“That is what women are good at, which is what I am good at and that is what I am doing and that is what I would continue to do when I am voted again, God willing”.
Recounting some of her achievements as the assembly member, she said that Kutunse Electoral Area benefited from the support of the Assembly in the implementation of a number of projects.
- The Construction Of Culvert On Pobiman – Nyabeman Road
- Six Classroom For Kutunse Cluster Of Schools
- Grading Of Some Feeder Roads
- Gravelling Of Treba
- Some Few Street Lights And Repairs
- Formation And Inauguration Of The Community Watch Committee In The Electoral Area
- Provision of Logistic Support during Clean-ups In the Electoral Area Etc.
“Just to mention a few”, she added.
She also said that there are some more projects to be started in communities which are yet to benefit from any project. “There are more projects she intends to do but are still in the pipeline because of certain limitations”.
“As your mouth piece of the electoral area at the assembly, there are some projects that you wish I lobby the assembly to do for you, but those projects are not forthcoming. It is not that I am not lobbying for them, but maybe they are beyond the reach of the assembly financially”.
She ended by saying “Today’s meeting will offer the opportunity for you as members of the electoral area to voice out those concerns and hear the answers from the horse’s own mouth”.
The event, which took place at the premises of the Ambassador School at satellite, was attended by the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Clement Wilkinson, the Municipal Works Engineer and other officers from the Assembly. Also present was the District Commander DSP Eric T. Asare as well as representatives of Treba Borbor group, Representatives of the Chief of Treba, Chief of Pobiman, Sapeiman Youth Club, Pobiman Welfare Association, Torgbe Gadzi, Torgbui Mensah, Pobiman Taxi Drivers Association, Pobiman Sariki, Hearts of Oak Park Residents Association, Satellite Residents Association.
In his address, the MCE called on the electorate to form residents associations in order to assist the Assembly, since the Assembly did not have enough resources to meet all the developmental needs of the municipality.
DSP Eric T. Asare on his part said that even though armed robbery had reduced in the Kutunse Electoral area, there has been an increase in break-in theft (burglary). Also he spoke against the unauthorized U-Turns on the Amasaman – Nsawam road, warning that it is a very dangerous risk both to the one making the U-Turn as well as other road users.
The Municipal health officer took the electorates through some of the bye-laws of the assembly, urging them to liaise with the Assembly to ensure that all citizens abide by the bye-laws.
In his closing remarks, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Clement Wilkinson called on the electorates to support the assembly member in order to work together for the development of the area. He re-iterated the need for the formation of residents associations in every community within the municipality.
The program ended at around 5:30pm with patrons praising the Assembly Woman, Hon. Selina Avevor for a good job done.