The Executive Committee (EXECO) of the Wenchi Municipal Assembly held its meeting yesterday Wednesday, 7th October 2020 to deliberate and approve or otherwise of reports presented to it for consideration.
The Executive Committee is the next highest decision making body after the General Assembly. One of its main functions is to make recommendations to the General Assembly for further deliberation and approval for policy formulation and implementation, geared towards the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the citizenry. It is chaired by the Municipal Chief Executive with Municipal Coordinating Director as Secretary.
Addressing the Committee, the Municipal Chief Executive Dr Prince Kwakye Afriyie admonished members to live beyond reproach and not fall prey to any attempted plea and financial temptations by some individuals who may be affected by decisions of the Assembly. He urged them to give off their best to ensure successful execution of projects and policies to fulfill the development agenda of the municipality.
The Executive Committee comprises of the Chairpersons of all the Sub-Committees and a co-opted Member, preferably, a female. Some Departments are also members of the EXECO by default due to the sensitive and essential roles they play and by reason of their technical knowledge and expertise.
The meeting was to among other things discuss the reports submitted by the Sub-Committee Structures of the Assembly. The Sub-Committees include Justice & Security, Finance & Administration, Social Services, Small Scale, Development Planning, Environmental, Works, Agriculture.
The Chairpersons who laid the reports before the House were quizzed to provide further and better particulars as in details, to enable the Committee make informed decisions and recommendations on the matters under discussion and scrutiny for onward presentation to the General Assembly for approval.
The matters discussed covered Water & Sanitation, Health, Education, Agriculture, Special Initiatives/Social Interventions, Media & Publicity, Roads, Sports, amongst others.
Source: Information Services Department (ISD)
By: Stanick Sofel Amuzu Kpodo