By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Jan. 2, GNA – The Korley Klottey Assembly, on Thursday organized a lunch party
for vulnerable members of the municipality as a show of love to them during the
lunch was also to assure members of the municipality that the assembly’s doors
were always open to them for their suggestion, contributions, advice and
Adjei Tawiah, Municipal Chief Executive said Christmas was a period of goodwill
to show love towards fellow human beings, and the assembly was using the
opportunity to give back to the vulnerable in the society.
said “in this modern world everybody celebrates Christmas and new year. But
while these are ongoing, there are people who for one reason or the other do
not have means of celebrating along with everyone.”
said as a municipality they felt the need to step in on behalf of the whole
municipality to make sure such people got to partake in the celebrations
year’s Christmas has been well celebrated and it would not be good to have
these people sitting around not having anything to eat and not enjoying what
everybody is enjoying. So we have taken this up to provide some foods, drinks
and shelter today for such people to come and relax and eat some and enjoy
expressed the hope that in the coming years they would have the celebration in
a more organized way than toady, saying “ If we say a country is progressing,
these are some of the things that we need to be doing and not only
concentrating on business or income generation for the state. We should have
some social responsibilities that we have to take care of at one point in
on some major targets for the coming years, Nii Tawiah said the major targets
for the assembly in the coming years were improving sanitation and security,
address the issue of hawking as well as internally generated funds.
said measure had been put in place including employing about 150 more people to
do the sanitary works to improve upon
the sanitation situation in the municipality, while others were on guard to put
citizens in order with regards to maintaining a healthy environment.
MCE also mentioned that since the municipality was carved out of the AMA it had
become cleaner than it was some years ago; however they were still working at
it since there were so many gaps in the system with regards to sanitation which
must be tackled.
also noted that street lights were being fixed along most of the streets in the
municipality. “We are also looking at new ideas of decongesting the streets of
hawkers by partnering with private companies to help rebuild and remodel the
markets in order to have more market space for the hawkers.”
urged Ghanaians to be a bit more law abiding and noted that Ghana had all the
laws but implementation and respect for the laws was not the best, and called
on Municipalities to crack the whip to serve as a deterrent to others to stop
abusing the laws.