A.M.A HOLDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ITS STAKEHOLDERS IN ABLEKUMA SOUTH SUB- METRO.

Source: A.M.A PR UNIT  |  Date Published: 09 May, 2016 08:43:38

  • A.M.A HOLDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ITS STAKEHOLDERS IN ABLEKUMA SOUTH SUB- METRO.
  • A.M.A HOLDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ITS STAKEHOLDERS IN ABLEKUMA SOUTH SUB- METRO.
  • A.M.A HOLDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ITS STAKEHOLDERS IN ABLEKUMA SOUTH SUB- METRO.
  • A.M.A HOLDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ITS STAKEHOLDERS IN ABLEKUMA SOUTH SUB- METRO.
  • A.M.A HOLDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR ITS STAKEHOLDERS IN ABLEKUMA SOUTH SUB- METRO.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) has continued with its community outreach program to educate its stakeholders on revenue performance of the assembly , sanitation issues ,the completed and on-going projects , the challenges and also take questions and suggestions from them .

This time it was the turn of residents of the Ablekuma South Sub Metropolitan Area.The communities which fall under this sub metro includes Old Dansoman,Dansoman Sahara,Mpoase,Gbegbeyise,New Mamprobi,Glefe,Chorkor and Korlegonno.

Welcoming residents who assembled at the Mount Zion Methodist Church in Korlegonno, the Ablekuma South Sub Metropolitan Council chairman, Hon. Derrick Myers in his address stressed that the reason behind this gathering was to educate the people on some of the works of the AMA such as the uses of revenue in the metropolis, the benefits of the AMA to the people, and the plans the Assembly has for the communities.

Hon Derrick Myers , stressed that, as a citizen, one needs to pay tax as expected. He used the case of civil servants as an example whereby he said, NHIS and taxes are being deducted from their monthly pay before it reaches them.
He also said that, as a citizen one has the need to pay his or her taxes in other to aid in the development of the country.

The Head of planning of the assembly Mr.Timothy Oman who led the team form the AMA head office stated that, the outreach program would enable the assembly meet with communities within the metropolis to discuss on issues that are affecting their lives.

He mentioned that, Banking, Pharmacies, fishing activities among others are the various socio economic activities of the people in this sub metro.

He also stated that, Revenue is the lifeblood of any institution and the assembly has met the actually revenue cost which would create job opportunities for the people of Accra. 
“The Assembly needs revenue to provide infrastructure and services for our people and has been embarking on Vigorous revenue generation resulting in over 100% increase over the years” he stressed.

He added that, in 2014 the communities within the AMA jurisdiction met with the assembly and requested for waste bins in other to keep their garbage’s hence, leaving their environment free from communicable disease like cholera.

Furthermore, the AMA has constructed a 3-Storey 18-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities at Mamprobi M1 Compound and has also renovated a 2 storey 18 unit classroom Administration block at Ebenezer Senior High School.

He also made mention of the construction of a multi-purpose community center at Obeweku with facilities such as the CHPs compound, offices,, banks, storage facilities, etc.

He also stated that, the AMA is looking to expand roads in Opetekwei, improve road conditions at Dansoman , Korle bu, and also provide street light at Gbegbeyise.

Speaking on waste management, Mr. Antony Mensah the director of waste management of AMA said that ,assemblies in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) are working hard to eliminate filth within the metropolis.

He however used the opportunity to educate residents to stop defecating and throwing refuse into drains, sea shore etc.
“Let’s refrain from throwing waste into drains for it would result in flooding” he said.

Touching on cholera, he said that last year the rate depreciated and the assembly is working very hard that this year, no cholera case would be recorded.

He further said that, the AMA has taken it upon its head to provide the people with toilet facilities in their various home, whereby the beneficiaries would pay only 50% of the amount used under the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project .

“The Assembly has also constructed boreholes, septic tanks, 20 seater WC public toilets under the Accra Sewerage Improvement Project (ASIP)” he said.

Mr. Daniel Opare from the Ghana National Fire Service used the platform to educate the people on fire safety and prevention. 
He also said that, most of the fire outbreak is caused by carelessness, accidents and ignorance.

He however used the opportunity to urge the residents within the vicinity to switch off any electrical appliances before leaving the house as well as any flammable items.

He admonished them to use generators in an opened place so as to reduce the heat so that it does not lead to any fire outbreak.

“No one should refill a generator with fuel when it is in use in other to prevent any kind of explosion”, he stressed.

The maiden edition of the outreach program was held for residents of the Ashiedu keteke sub metropolitan council.The AMA plans to hold the outreach program in all its 10 sub metros.

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