HIGHLIGHTS OF METRO.CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S SESSIONAL ADDRESS

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DELIVERED ON THURSDAY, 11THMAY, 2017.
•    Inauguration of Sub-Metropolitan District Councils to take place before the end of Second quarter of 2017 as provided by the Local Government (Sub-Metropolitan District Councils of Metropolitan Assemblies) (Establishment, Composition and Functions) instrument, 2015 L1 22 23.
•    Establishment of the Assembly Boards namely Metropolitan Planning Board, Metropolitan Works and Metropolitan Board of Administration expected to perform their functions as envisaged by the laws as soon as practical.
•    Sub-metros, Town Councils and Unit Committees to be adequately resourced to enable them discharge their functions effectively and efficiently.
•    Assembly to consider the establishment of Sub-Committees on Youth and Sports as well as Trade and Industry/ Private Sector Development.
•    Creation of a unit within Chief Executive’s Secretariat to handle issues of Sister City Relationship and strategic partnership advocated.
•    Need for Ultra-Modern office complex to house Assembly, Sub-Committees and Departments.
•    Metro guards, revenue collectors, environmental health officers and other staffs who misconduct themselves and bring Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) into disrepute to be brought to book.
•    Information system management (data collection and processing) guidelines for revenue generation (IGF), new approaches for tax administration and other administrative policies and plans at the Assembly which have outlined their relevance to be revised to reflect new government policy initiatives.
•    Organizational Manual and Service Delivery Charter aimed at informing members of the public about the Assembly structure as well as where to go for what fee to be published.
•    All existing contracts including those that are pending to be revised to determine their propriety.
•    A project monitoring and Control mechanism to be set up underthe ChiefExecutive’s secretariat to ensure that business of the Assembly is run with high sense of discipline and responsibility from the duty bearers.
•    Financial Liabilities of  the Assembly as at 31st December 2016 stands at One Hundred and Nineteen Million , Two Hundred and ThirteenThousand , Three Hundred and Thirty – Three Ghana Cedis Twenty –Two Pesewas(Gh¢119,213,333.22) accumulated over several years .
Special Audit Team to be set up to investigate how such issues came about in the first place.
•    Strict enforcement of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 Act 921 to ensure sound financial management in the operations of the Assembly.
•    Guidelines for the issuance of franchise to refuse collection companies which work in total disregard for the scope of work issued to them to be reviewed.
•    Rehabilitation of KMA Waste Management Mechanical Workshop for building of skip containers.
•    Construction of additional fire stations within the sub-metros including a permanent fire station at the Kejetia Central Market to deal with fire incidents.
•    Assembly to ensure successful completion of Kejetia project.
•    KMA to consider inviting private participation to ensure early completion of Krofrom market.
•    Decongestion of the area around Kejetia/the Central Market, the median of roads in the Central Business District (CBD) as well as other densely populated commercial areas within the metropolis to be carried out by the Assembly.
•    Effective collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in all the things that the Assembly do.
•    Launching of the Clean City Project- the Assembly’s campaign dubbed the “Clean City Project ‘’ to be run on competitive basis among the electoral areas where the best performing ones shall be rewarded.


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