The Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly held its 2nd Ordinary Meeting of the 3rd Session of the 7th Assembly on Wednesday, 9th November, 2022 at the Municipal Assembly Hall.
The Presiding Member, Hon. Martha Awuah, welcomed Hon. Assembly members and technocrats to the meeting. She praised them for responding positively to the invitation for the meeting. The Presiding Member entreated the House to put the interest of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly and the electorates above partisan and personal interest by making selfless contributions during deliberations.
As part of the Meeting, the Municipal Chief Executive presented his Sessional Address as required of him by Section 28 (1) of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936), to report on the performance of the functions of the Executive Committee, the Office of the Municipal Chief Executive as well as the state of the Municipality to the Municipal Assembly at the beginning of each session.
He also welcomed all Honorable Members to the 2nd Ordinary Meeting of the 3rd Session of the 7th Assembly of Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly. He entreated Members to use the opportunity to take decisions of national interest for the betterment of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality.
In presenting his sessional address, Hon. Louis Owusu- Agyepong touched on programs, activities and projects of the Assembly for the period under review.
He announced to the House that Management of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly has employed twelve (12) personnel as City Guards to manage and control human and vehicular traffic and to ensure adherence to basic rules and regulations in the Municipality. He continued that the City Guards were trained by the Sefwi Wiawso Divisional Police Command and subsequently passed out on Tuesday, 9th August, 2022.
The Municipal Chief Executive also touched on the Assembly’s Revenue Performance from January – June, 2022. And stated that the Revenue performance was encouraging due to the establishment of the Revenue Mobilization Taskforce.
Again, Hon. Louis Owusu-Agyepong touched on the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination and stated that it was successfully conducted in all the fifteen (15) centres across the Municipality. Out of the 3,107 candidates who registered for the 2022 BECE, 3,062 candidates took part in the examination comprising 1, 611 males and 1,451 females; representing 52.61% and 47.39% respectively said by the MCE.
As part of the Municipal Chief Executive’s address, the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was captured and added that the exams was successfully conducted in all the five Senior High Schools within the Municipality. He continued that there were 2,002 candidates who registered and sat for the exams comprising 1,011 males and 991 females representing 50.49 % and 49.51% respectively.
On health, the Municipal Chief Executive, said that the Municipal Assembly has collaborated with the Municipal Health Directorate and organized health screening exercise for all pre-school children. After a successful exercise, a population of 26,697 pre-school children were examined and treated whilst some were referred for prompt management at the various health facilities in the Municipality.
In her brief remarks, Hon. Martha Awuah thanked the Hon. MCE and MCD for their continuous support to Hon. Members.
She also entreated Members to be united and fight for a common objective for the betterment of the Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly.
Source Admin. Office