The Municipal Planning Coordinating Unit (MPCU) organized a mid year review meeting of its 2022 Composite Plan and Budget. The purpose of the meeting was to assess progress made in implementing the 2022 – 2025 Medium Term Development Plan of the Assembly.
The meeting was attended by Heads of Sector Departments/Units and quasi agencies of government such as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). In his opening remarks, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Majeed Ayariga advised technocrats to ensure a high level of accountability, integrity and transparency in the delivery of their mandate and further to desist from partisan politics.
In a PowerPoint presentation, the Municipal Development Planning Officer, Mr. Ebenezer Kwame Amofah indicated that 71% of planned activities had been implemented by the end of the second quarter of 2022. He explained that while 21% had been completed, 50% were ongoing and 29% had not been started. The MPCU reviewed some outstanding projects and others were rolled over to the ensuing year.
The meeting disclosed that financial performance of the Assembly had progressed steadily with 47% of local revenue (IGF) target achieved by the end of June,2022. The MPCU resolved to intensify revenue generation in the municipality to ensure that planned programmes and projects are fully implemented.
Furthermore, Departments/Units and Agencies were tasked to submit their 2023 Action Plans to the MPCU Secretariat since these plans would form significant inputs towards the preparation of the District Composite Plan and Budget for approval by the General Assembly in October, 2022.
The meeting was very participatory and interactive. Heads of Units/Departments and Agencies had the opportunity to share their experiences, challenges and the way forward. In his concluding remarks, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kingsley Owusu Appiah thanked the various Heads of Department for their support towards the development of the municipality. He expressed optimism that collaboration with ECG and the Assembly would help generate more revenue for the Assembly.
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