The Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly (ASEMA), has held its first Town Hall Meeting on the theme: of “Working together, bouncing back together”.
The meeting which brought together officials of the Assembly, assembly members, unit committee members, traditional leaders, market queen mothers, landlords association and residents, addressed among others, education, health, security, water and sanitation.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mrs Anita Love Obo Amissah, addressing the gathering said the meeting was to keep the citizenry abreast with efforts being made by the Assembly to tackle its challenges that needed to be addressed collectively.
The MCE noted that in spite of the numerous projects undertaken by the Assembly, there was still a huge gap to meet the demands of residents and assured that it will not relent in its effort to address them.
According to her, since she took office in October 2021, the Assembly had constructed a few classroom blocks including two-storey 12-unit classroom blocks in various areas including Odupong Ofaakor, Akweley, Opeikuma, Kasoa and the Islamic research centre at CP.
In addition, it supplied dual desks to basic schools, provided a school bus for Odupong Kpehe Basic School, constructed a community-based Health Planning and Services compound at Gada, toilets in different areas in the municipality and extended water to some areas without potable water.
However, these facilities are still inadequate to address the needs of the populace within the municipality which had doubled due to migration from other parts of the country.
According to Mrs Obo Amissah, the increasing population of Kasoa required that more facilities were undertaken to meet the demands of the populace.
In this regard, she said it was imperative that the Assembly engaged various stakeholders to highlight the needs and challenges to collectively address them.
Chairman for CP Landlords Association, a suburb of Kasoa, W/O Adiyure Alo, recounted how there had been intermittent water flow from their taps since October last year, however, the Ghana Water Company was still billing every household at the end of the month.
“Flow of water from our taps have been scanty, but bills come each month. The sad part is if I approach the Kasoa office to complain I will have to pay a token of sometimes GHC100 or GHC150 and the next day the taps will begin to flow”.
Another resident of Gada, also a suburb of Kasoa, said part of the community was still not connected to the national electrification grid in spite of follow-ups to the MCE’s office.
He added that water had been a major challenge in the area, saying that the mainline had been laid and it was yet to be connected to the communities.
Mrs Obo Amissah, reacting, pledged the Assembly’s resolve to engage the relevant stakeholders to swiftly address the issues.