Assembly Job, Sacrificial –

Some of the newly elected assembly members

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekondi-Takoradi,
Kobina Kurentsir Sam has said that the job of an assembly member is a
sacrificial one.

He has therefore charged the newly elected assembly members to see
it as such and work hard for the people and the nation. 

He added that when the various district assemblies were served by
dedicated individuals who demanded accountability, the credibility of the
assembly would be assured in respect of its decision making and service
delivery to the people. 

The MCE, popularly called ‘K.K Sam’ stated this at the
inauguration of the 8th Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly
(STMA) in Sekondi on Thursday.

“Your community members expect you to carry information from them
to the General Assembly and to report back to them as well on decisions taken
by the assembly,” he told the assembly members. 

He continued “as newly elected assembly members, I will urge you
to come up with realistic strategies in collaboration with the management of
the assembly to generate adequate revenue to complement the effort of the
central government.” 

He called on the assembly members to put premium on sanitation and
waste management activities to rid their communities of filth and other related
problems associated with insanitary conditions.    

He indicated that the success of the STMA hugely depended on the
level of co-operation extended to the MCE as well as other management staff in
the discharge of their functions as members of the assembly.

“It is my fervent hope that we would work in unison as a corporate
entity with a common goal for the development of STMA,” he said.

The Minister for Works and Housing, Atta Akyea told the assembly
members that their election has marked the confidence the people of the various
communities had in them.

He, among other things, called on them to give the necessary
support to the assembly in enforcing its bylaws on sanitation to ensure clean
and healthy environment in their respective communities.

From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi