KMA reviews bye-laws on sanitation, amongst others, for development

Source: Unknown  |  Date Published: 06 Jan, 2017 05:58:50


   The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has  reviewed some of its bye-laws on key development areas to meet current socio-economic demands.
    They include sanitation and advertising, building, hotels and restaurants.
    Mr. John Alexander Ackon, Ashanti Regional Minister and the acting Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), told a General Assembly Meeting of the KMA at the True Vine Hotel, Kumasi, that the updated bye-laws were awaiting ministerial approval and gazetting.
    The meeting was in consonance with Section 28 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462), which mandates the Chief Executive to report on the state of implementation of policies and programmes of government, as well as performance of the executive committees to the house in session.
    Recommendations of the Assembly on matters of national concern are also required to be submitted to the Presidency, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
    The meeting, in general, focused on governance and policy implementation, resource mobilization, infrastructural development, service delivery, challenges and achievements of the Assembly, and vision for 2017.

    Mr. Ackon said under the Street Naming and Property Addressing System, the KMA had tracked all roads in the metropolis, using the Global Positioning System (GPS).
    In total, 198 orthophotos had been geo-referenced and 3, 897 streets digitized.
    The acting MCE added that validation and updating of the orthophotos with ground truthing information had also been completed in all of the nine sub-metros, while a pilot signage was on-going at the Nhyiaeso sub-metro.
    On the ‘Greening Kumasi Project (Me and My Tree)’, he indicated that the initiative launched in May 2014 by the Assembly, had seen the planting of about 24, 398 trees within the metropolis.
    Mr. Ackon urged the Assembly and stakeholders to give the project the needed support and supervision to help restore Kumasi to its former status as the “Garden City of West Africa”.
    He noted that the 42, 000 square-metre Rattray Park, Kumasi City was in operation, saying it was a viable project which had in recent time,been one of the main sources of revenue for the Assembly, and currently employs a staff of 72.
    The acting MCE said implementation of the Annual Action Plans derived from the Medium-Term Development Plan for 2014-2017 under the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda II, was still in progress.
    The Plans are intended to ensure and sustain macro-economic stability, human settlement development, productivity and employment,transparent, responsive and accountable governance.                    
    The Assembly, in line with its vision to meeting its thematic areas of development, was, therefore, implementing various strategies in the area of local revenue mobilization, promotion of public-private partnership for investment, healthcare delivery, as well as citizen engagement in furtherance of accountability.   
             

 


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