The Agona West Municipal Assembly has convened a town hall meeting to provide stakeholders with an account of the development projects undertaken in the area.
The meeting, aimed at deepening local governance, allowed attendees, including Assembly members, heads of departments, and various associations, to contribute suggestions for the development of the municipality.
Mr. Evans Addison Onomah Coleman, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Agona West, outlined the programs and projects executed in the past year and announced new initiatives planned for the coming year.
In the education sector, the MCE highlighted the distribution of dual desks, tables, and chairs to Senior and Junior High schools, along with the construction and rehabilitation of school structures to enhance teaching and learning.
To address healthcare delivery, the Assembly constructed bungalows to encourage doctors to accept postings in the municipality and disbursed funds to acquire wheelchairs and valuable items for People with Disabilities (PWDs).
The MCE also mentioned the Assembly's recognition, being among 25 assemblies nationwide selected for excellent performance, leading to the benefit of the Ghana Secondary City Support Programme (GSCSP) of the World Bank.
As a result of the World Bank loan facilitated by the government under the Ghana Secondary City Support Programme, the Assembly is set to embark on projects, including the construction of 180 lockable stores at Swedru Mandela Market to enhance trade and commercial activities.
The funds will also be used to expand Mandela market structures and construct major town roads, addressing traffic congestion in the central business district.
Mr. Coleman announced plans for a decongestion exercise at the back of Swedru Central market road, emphasizing the need for stakeholders, especially politicians, not to politicize the exercise. He urged cooperation to ensure its success and maintain the beauty of the municipality.
Presiding over the meeting, Nana Kweku Esieni V, Regent of Agona Swedru, urged the people to respond to the Assembly's calls for accountability and expressed the Swedruman Council's commitment to supporting decisions that bring development and transformation to the lives of the people.