The Municipal Chief Executive of Techiman South (MCE) in the Brong Ahafo Region, John Kofi Donyina reiterated the assembly’s commitment to facilitate and put in place the needed environment and infrastructure to propel the development of the area.
Hon. Kofi Donyina gave the assurance in an address to participants at the assembly’s conference hall in Techiman at a Town Hall Meeting programme organized by the Ministry of Information (MOI) and the Information Services Department (ISD).
The programme, according to the ISD is a flagship initiative to deepen and ensure participatory democracy in accordance with Article 240 (2(e)) of the 1992 constitution.
He disclosed 10 companies had registered with the assembly to take advantage of government 1D1F flagship programme and appealed to residents to take advantage of the opportunity that the partnership will bring.
On revenue mobilization, he disclosed the assembly had contracted a private company to collect and collate data on properties to enable the assembly tax them for development.
“From our initial information gathered, the assembly is estimated to mobilize GHc 4 million annual which is more than our share of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF). So is certainly the way to”, he emphasised.
The MCE lamented that, the assembly spends GHc 1,400.00 monthly on ration for the security agencies to maintain law and order in the area and called on sister assemblies to collaborate with his outfit boost the investment potential of the area.
The Regional Information Officer (RIO), Imoro T. Ayibani explained the forum was one of the tools used by his outfit to deepen and ensure transparency and participation in governance.
He therefore urged participants to de-politicize the exercise as a demonstration of their commitment to the nation’s development.