Bawku Municipal Assembly holds its first Ordinary meeting of the Second session of the eighth Assembly
Bawku Municipal Assembly held its first ordinary meeting of the Second session of the eighth Assembly on 28th April, 2021 at the Municipal Conference hall. It was well attended by various stakeholders including Heads of decentralized and non-decentralized departments, Heads of Security Agencies, Zonal Councilors etc. In her address to the House, the Municipal Chief Executive gave a gist of what had transpired since the previous meeting of the General House. She touched on the performance of the Internally Generated Funds (IGF) stating that the Assembly is earnestly pursuing an improvement in revenue performance. She was optimistic that the newly inaugurated revenue task force would champion the course of realizing this objective.
She also informed the House of the expression of interest by Green Concept Africa Ltd to partner with the Municipal Assembly through a Public-Private Partnership arrangement to collect revenue from a number of sources. These revenue sources were property rate, lorry park, Timber, private schools, Bill boards, Guest Houses and Corn Mills. These revenue sources, she said, had poor collections in past years.
The Municipal Chief Executive also touched the completion of a number of projects undertaken by the Assembly. They are
- 3-unit classroom block with office, store, KVIP and urinal at Kekasegu and Zuli Primary respectively.
- Special ward at Presbyterian Hospital
- 3-bedroom Nurses’ accommodation at Tampizua
- Rehabilitation of small earth dam at Yakin
- Construction of a 4-seater WC toilet for the conference Hall
The remaining 50 chairs out of the 100 chairs procured for use at the hall had also been supplied and four new air conditioners had been installed as well.
Hon. Hawa Ninchema informed the meeting that the Office of the Bawku Municipal Assembly had begun processes leading to the preparation of the 2022-2025 District Medium Term Development Plan (DMTDP). The DMTDP is a key strategic guide and reference book of all Assemblies, she said, which the Assembly cannot do without. She added that the Plan Preparation Team had been inaugurated and the Performance Review Meeting held as part of the preliminary processes and was currently at the stage of compiling and or updating the Municipal profile.
The COVID-19 pandemic was not left out. She informed the House that the municipality has so far received about 1,480 dozes of COVID-19 vaccines while 1, 378 people had been vaccinated.
To this end, she commended the relentless role and support of the Municipal Health Directorate, Municipal Public Health Emergency Committee, Municipal Security Council, Traditional Authorities and Religious bodies as well as Assembly Members towards the fight against the novel disease in the municipality. In conclusion, she acknowledged with gratitude the immeasurable contributions of the House towards the development of the Municipality.