Tema Metropolitan Assembly inaugurated | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

Ernestina Adzo Dika, GNA

Tema, Jan. 24, GNA –
The Eighth Assembly of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has been
inaugurated in Tema.

The members who were
made up of 21 elected and 10 government appointees, swore the oath of office,
allegiance and secrecy.

Nii Armah Soumponu,
Tema Shipi, chairing the inauguration, reminded the members that their office
came with responsibilities which must be discharged with commitment and

Nii Soumponu also
urged them to support the Metropolitan Chief Executive and staff of the
Assembly to pursue the Tema Restoration Agenda and other development

Mr Felix Mensah Nii
Anang-La, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, in a welcoming address, said the
success of every Assembly largely depended on the level of cooperation between
the Assembly Members, the Chief Executive, management and staff of the

Mr Anang-La assured
them that his administration was opened to new ideas and strategies to help
generate more revenue for development.

Dr. Anthony Nsiah
Asare, Presidential Special Advisor on Health, reading the President’s
inaugural message, called the Assembly members to exhibit traits of
selflessness, devotion to duty and the ability to deliver efficient services to
improve on the quality of life of their electorates as they promoted prosperity
in the area.

He noted that
“one major function of the assembly is to explore avenues for the creation
of employment for people particularly the youth.”

Dr Nsiah Asare
charged the Assembly to use its bye-laws to enforce compliance in sanitation
management and environmental health standards and rules, to ensure a clean and
healthy environment.

Meanwhile, the TMA
announced that the inauguration of the unit committee members and sub-metros
would be done later.