MINISTER VISITS KWABRE EAST ASSEMBLY
The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Hon. Collins Ntim accompanied by the Ashanti Regional Director for Agriculture has paid working visits to the Kwabre East Municipal Assembly on 24th July, 2019.
The visit forms part of his tour in the region to access the performance of the Metropolitans ,Municipal And District Assemblies in key area of the ministry which includes; a functioning District Planning Coordinating Unit, (DPCU), achieving the mid-term development plan and preparation and execution of composite budget of the Assembly.
Other areas of his interest also included the Municipal Chief Executive tour, Community engagement rate and if any gazette Assembly by-laws.
Hon. Collins Ntim stated that the ministry is bent on deepening the decentralization of authority to develop the rural areas in relation to national policy and the Presidents vision of development.
He added that the Assemblies Chief Executive (MMDCE’s) have had their capacity built on developmental shift from physical development to economic empowerment through such policies as planting for food and Jobs, (PEJ) Planting for Export and Rural Development, (PERD) Mechanize Agriculture in Ghana (MAG), among other policies meant to give employment to the poor and empower the personal economy of the farmers and other beneficiaries.
On his part, Nana Osei Asibey Bonsu stated his appreciation to the minister and pledged to make the vision of the president a reality. He said though much have been done in terms of meeting the bench marks there’s more room for improvement as stated by the minister.
Presentations were done for the minister for observation and questioning in regards to set local Governance objectives as at March 2019.These departments were Education, Agriculture, Health and Finance department.
Present at the event were staff of the Assembly’s department and agencies, Assembly members, some New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency executives and security agencies representative who provided some security briefing and tips to all participants.
Other dignitaries also included Municipal Coordinating Director and his Assistant and Regional Director of Agriculture who accompanied the Minister in his tour around the Regional and Presiding memberfor the Assembly.