Amasaman Assembly urged to advance 2017-2024 coordinated programmes

Alex Ofori Agyekum, GNA

Amasaman (G/A), Jan.
24, GNA – Madam Elizabeth Sackey, the Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister,
has urged the Amasaman Assembly to advance the 2017-2024 Coordinated Programme
of Economic and Social Development to improve the well-being of Ghanaians.

She said the
programmes included the Free SHS, One District, One Factory, Planting for Food
and Jobs, Planting for Exports and Rural Development, and One Village, One Dam.

Madam Sackey gave
the advice in a speech read for President Akufo-Addo at the inauguration of the
Amasaman Assembly.

The inauguration
followed the District level Elections held on December 17, 2019. The Assembly
and unit committee members would have four-year tenure of office.

She said Assemblies
were a critical part of government and had a role to play in ensuring that it
delivered on its promises to the citizenry.

She said the
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development had formulated a Rural
Development Policy, which provided a mechanism for implementation of
coordinated interventions on agriculture, social services, industrialization,
financial inclusion, and skills development to ensure transformative change in
the lives of the rural people.

“The aforementioned
government flagship programmes, and other social protection interventions such
as the Productive Inclusion and Livelihood Employment Against Poverty and
Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW), are being implemented to anchor the
policy,” Madam Sackey said.

She asked the
members to take advantage of the automation and other innovative systems
developed by the Ministry of Local Government to improve the Internally
Generated Funds (IGFs) of their assemblies.

“This can be
achieved if street naming and property addressing is pursued vigorously,
working hand-in-hand with the National Digital Property Addressing System and
the Ghana Post GPS.”

She directed the
Assembly to work with the Land Valuation Division of the Lands Commission for
effective and transparent property rating while devising special client
sensitive approaches to mobilise the rates, devoid of challenges to the rate