Officers from the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College visited the KEEA Municipal Assembly on an educational tour to deliberate and acquaint themselves on issues of Waste Management, Tourism Development, Road Accidents and Education & Teenage Pregnancy.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Nana Appiah Korang welcomed the Officers and expressed his excitement over the choice of KEEA Municipal Assembly for such an important educational tour by the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College.
The MCE in his welcome remarks, proliferated on the commitment of the Municipality on the thematic areas of the visit.
On the issue of Waste Management, Hon Nana Appiah Korang bemoaned the Open Defecation Menace in the Municipality and the commitment of the Assembly to fight the canker.
The MCE envisaged that, KEEA Assembly has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Tourism & Hospitality of the University of Cape Coast with the Department serving as technical advisors to improve the patronage of tourism in the Municipality.
In the area of Education and Teenage Pregnancy, Hon Nana Appiah Korang outlined the poor performance of the Municipality in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination and the measures taken to salvage the poor performance and the rapid spate of teenage pregnancy.
Resource personnel in the persons of Mr. Stephen Kyei (Municipal Budget Analyst), Mr. O. Y Sekyere (Municipal Environmental Health Officer), Mr. Philip Kwesi Incoom (Director, Municipal Education Directorate) and DSP Annan (Municipal Police Commander) gave a detailed presentation on the thematic areas of Tourism Development, Waste Management, Education and Teenage Pregnancy and Road Accidents respectively.
The Municipal Director, Mr. Daniel Osei-Asibey who was the MC for the Program lead and directed the Open forum session.
The program was crowned by unexpected presence of Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development. The Minister in her brief speech commended the Ghana Armed Forces and the security Agencies for their roles in ensuring peace and stability of the country. Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama entreated the security agencies to contribute meaningful to the decentralization processes of the country and informed the participants about impending referendum for the realization of election of MMDCEs.
Superior Officers of the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, the MCE, MCD, resource persons and all participants for the warmest reception and a successful educative gathering.