The Nsawam/Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly has on Thursday 23rd January 2020, inaugurated the third assembly. Forty-two (42) members were inaugurated as Assembly members.
In the President’s inaugural speech delivered by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison, she charged Assembly members to take advantage of automation and innovative systems developed by the Local Government Ministry to improve their Internal Generated Funds (IGF). Efforts are being made by the government to enhance IGFs of MMDAs particularly in the area of property rates. The President called on MMDAs to implement their bye-laws to address issues of waste management and ensure that lands are developed according to approved plans and designated land use to avoid flooding and the consequent loss of lives and properties.
She further entreated the assembly members to ensure that the government delivers on its flagship programmes especially government policies aimed at improving the welfare of Ghanaians such as Free SHS, One district One factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, One Village One dam among others.
Addressing the gathering of the Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency Hon. Frank Annoh Dompreh congratulated the assembly members for attaining this milestone in their life. He, however, revealed that the NPP Government has the plight of Ghanaians at heart; thus there is a need for all to support its Flagship programmes. He further revealed that most roads in the constituency will be constructed before the end of the year and he is hopeful the Government will deliver on all its promises.
On his part, Nana Opare Amankwa Ababio, the Chief of Ahodwo and the Chairman of the ceremony congratulated and tasked the assembly members to humble themselves and work diligently to depict the Honorable title conferred on them.
The MCE of Nsawam Adoagyiri, Hon. Isaac Kwadwo Buabeng also entreated the assembly members to acquaint themselves with the Local Government Act 936 which spells out their duties and responsibilities and standing orders of the MMDAs.
The Assembly, however, failed to elect a Presiding member. Mr Emmanuel Otto Bekoe could not attain the two-thirds majority to be confirmed