Tarkwa-Nusaem Municipal Assembly Tops MMDA Ranking in Western Region

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly in the 2020 District League Table (DLT) report scored 70.4% as the top Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) in the Western Region.

At the national level, the Municipal Assembly of Tarkwa-Nsuaem obtained 70.43% for the sixth position.
Mr. Benjamin Kessie, Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE), revealed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
He said the assembly performed well according to the 17 indicators analyzed and drawn from five major sectors for the DLT ranking.

He said, “Under education, we ranked first among the 14th MMDA in the West Region and 10th nationally. In health, we ranked first in the Region and 5th in the country.

“For water and sanitation, we were first in the Region and nationally we ranked 28th. We were 2nd in the Region and 46th in the country in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).

This achievement, he said, shows how determinedly and ardently the assembly is working to achieve its goals and targets for the general welfare of the citizens.

Mr. Kessie expressed his gratitude to the Coordinating Director, Heads of Departments, Units and Assembly staff for placing Tarkwa-Nusaem in an enviable top position, stressed that “your commitment, dedication and passion for the tasks have brought us this far and I am extremely grateful for the unwavering support in actualizing my vision for the Municipality.

The DLT is a tool developed and used by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) now UNICEF to track national development and highlight districts that are doing well and those that have challenges in terms of well-being. of their population, he explained.

According to the MCE, time and time again, citizens have raised questions about the quality of service delivery and disparities in their well-being.

He said the DLT has therefore provided a better understanding of the state of citizen safety in the municipality and generated measures to ensure better prioritization and fair allocation of resources.

It has also given them the opportunity to increase social accountability around service delivery between the Municipal Assembly and citizens, Mr. Kessie added.

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Melissa C. Keyes