Adentan Chiefs Cry For Development
MCE Ben Angenu on the Nmai Djor road under construction
The chiefs of Adentan in the Greater Accra Region have passionately appealed to the new Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Benjamin Baroson Angenu, to help the various communities with what they described as ‘essential amenities’ that would make life better for them.
The chiefs made the appeal when the MCE paid a courtesy call on them as part of a two-week programme aimed at introducing himself to the traditional authorities in the various electoral areas in the municipality.
The traditional rulers were worried over the lack of infrastructural development such as roads, toilet, potable water and electricity in the area.
They however, expressed satisfaction that the Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMa) had finally got its MCE and were hopeful that the assembly members would forget their past and co-exist peaceably for the area to be developed.
Mr. Benjamin Baroson Angenu in an interview with DAILY GUIDE, said the visit was also to express his appreciation to the chiefs for what he described as their very high level of tolerance during the turbulent times of the assembly – concerning the approval of an MCE.
He posited that the tour was also to offer him the opportunity to find out the development needs of the people so as to factor those needs into the municipality’s budget for the coming year.
Mr. Benjamin Angenu, who was accompanied on the tour by directors, unit heads and some assembly members, called on the chief of Nmai Djor, Nii Okpelor Sowah Ablor; Alhaji Beliko, Fulani Chief at Nmai Djor Zongo.
The others were the chief of Otanor, Nii Obitsere Tetteh II; Nii Abayatey I, chief of Adaman, chiefs of Adjiringanor and Gbentanaa, Nii Obaayoo II and Nii Commey Mensah Larsey respectively.
At Nmai Djor the MCE stopped over to inspect work on a two-kilometer road under construction which was expected to be completed by the close of the year.
The chief of Otanor, Nii Obitsere Tetteh II, on behalf of the residents of the community, presented a petition to the MCE on the conduct of the assembly member, Harrison Agbedenu.
The petition mentioned among other things that the assemblyman for the Otanor Electoral Area was not responsive to their needs.
The petition also included a request to introduce the school feeding programme at the Presbyterian Basic School in the community.
An elderly member of the community also appealed to the MCE to help construct speed ramps along the highway as many children had difficulty crossing the road.
The MCE later told DAILY GUIDE that he was happy the visit was successful, adding that good governance is about giving opportunities for people to interact with policy makers.
By Solomon Ofori
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