Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly (WGMA) in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Patrick Kwasi Brako Kumor, has declared that he was ready to collaborate with technocrats and assembly members to bridge the social and infrastructure development gap between the municipality and the rest of the country.
Mr Brako Kumor indicated that he sees his appointment and subsequent confirmation by the assembly members as a move to address issues relating to illiteracy, food insecurity, poor healthcare delivery, human insecurity, inadequate water and sanitation, poor road network, fallen standard of education and the creation of employment opportunities for the youth.
Mincing no words, the Weija-Gbawe MCE entreated the residents in the area to cooperate with the assembly by paying their levies and keeping the municipality clean at all times.
He stressed that “we are working together with the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, MrsTina Mensah, traditional authorities and others to make Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly move “beyond common fund.”
He also vowed to work hard to justify the confidence reposed in him, adding that he intends to tap from the varied and diverse expertise of the assembly members as well as the technocrats to accelerate development in the assembly, which was recently carved out of the Ga South Municipal Assembly.
Mr Brako Kumor gave these assurances while he was speaking in an exclusive interview with Today after he assumed office on Monday, September 3, 2018. According to him, he was currently undergoing briefing on administrative processes and procedures of the assembly which was in fulfillment of Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 2016 (Act 936) to be abreast of what needs be done and what knowledge and skills he was also bringing on board to restructure the assembly.
“So far, l observed that all the department heads and staff of the assembly are happy about my appointment and are willing and ever ready to work with me, because they are very happy to have some one like me who has energy, pride and expertise to change the status quo of the assembly to make it one of the best assemblies in the country.”
According to him, he noticed during the meeting and debriefing processes that most of the departments of the assembly lacked more working logistics.
The unfortunate development, according to the MCE, has made the workers find it extremely difficult to work effectively to give their best to the people, assuring that after the meetings with the department heads were done, those working logistics would be provided to enhance efficiency of their works.
He stated that he would be part of the workers who will go on the ground to mobilise revenue for the assembly.
“I am not an arm chair person so l would be visiting all the seven electoral areas within the municipality periodically to find workable solutions to their problems.”
The MCE lamented the poor road infrastructure in the area.
That, he said, was posing a great risk to commuters, and gave the assurance that he would coordinate with the Department of Feeder Roads and the sector ministry to have those roads tarred to open up the area.
Later, Mr Brako Kumor together with his delegation went to the Mallam Zongo Central Mosque in Accra for special prayers of thanksgiving to Allah for His guidance and protection.
The special prayers were offered by the leadership of the Muslim community led by the Chief Imam of the Mallam Zongo Central Mosque.
Among those who accompanied him were the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mrs Mercy Quansah, together with some members of staff and some constituency executives of the NPP.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU