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General News Mon, 26 Nov 2001

Appoint only dedicated persons to local govt. structures-Jumah

Mr Maxwell Jumah, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive has advised that only persons dedicated to the welfare of the people should be appointment to any of the local government structures.

He said those appointed to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies as well as Town and Area Councils and Unit Committees were expected to serve the people and not to lord it over them.

Mr Jumah gave the advice when addressing the Subin Sub-Metropolitan Assembly at its meeting in Kumasi on Thursday, at which members were briefed on the Social Investment Fund (SIF) and the state of roads in the sub-metro area.

Mr Jumah said the days when the assembly spent money recklessly were over and called on members to be honest and dedicated to work.

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The Metropolitan Chief Executive said the decentralisation policy would be meaningless if the sub-structures were not allowed to work and said the sub-structures of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly would be equipped to operate effectively.

Mr Addae Acheampong, Chairman of the Subin-Sub Metro said since the establishment of the new sub-metro, there has been an improvement in revenue collection. He said the sub-metro had requested for two billion cedis to establish car parks and shopping centres in the metropolis.

Mr Acheampong said the sub-metro would launch a re-afforestation programme in January, next year and also ensure that every household provided toilet facility to help ease the pressure on the public ones.

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