GEMA HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON DRAFT 2022-2025 MEDIUM TERM DEVELOPMENT PLAN (MTDP)
GEMANEWS: Wednesday, 1st June, 2022; Abokobi
The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) has held a Public Hearing on the 2022-2025 Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) to review the needs assessment information gathered from the electoral area-stakeholders engagements and seek their input for final drafting and adoption by the Assembly.
The objective of public hearing is to promote the effective development planning process which ensures inclusiveness and broad ownership of the plan.
The participants included Residents’ Associations, Market Queens, Transport Unions, Traditional and Religious leaders, Youth Groups, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), Security Agencies, Assembly and Unit Committee Members as well as Staffs.
The participants were taken through the compiled electoral area-based needs assessment by the Development planning officer (DPO) Mr. Mohammed Mubeen.
They were given the opportunity after each presentation to vet the issues presented and make relevant input leading to the final drafting of the plan.
After this stage, the technical committee is expected to cluster the issues into four thematic areas as economic development, social development, environment infrastructure and human settlement, governance, corruption, and public accountability.
Among the core issues captured in the draft plan which are also common in the electoral areas included roads, security (lack of streetlights), floods and youth unemployment.
The Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Jessie Nii Noi Anum, addressing the participants on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Elizabeth Kaakie Mann, said, “we are on course for more development so we urge you all to make the necessary input to ensure that the Assembly comes out with comprehensive plan to aid in the development of the municipality”.
The Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Mrs Vera Akuffo-Mante underscored the need for such exercise to help the Assembly compile the developmental needs of the Municipality and put in place the necessary measures to address them.
She appealed to them to contribute during the deliberations to in order to develop an implementable plan for the Assembly.
The Municipal Planning Officer (MPO), Mr. Daniel Tenkorang, expressed gratitude to the participants for their commitment in ensuring the speedy development of the Municipality by availing themselves to such meetings and making very useful contributions.