The Chief Executive for the Lawra Municipal Assembly of the Upper West Region, Hon. Martin Domotiere Bomba-Ire has assured the people in the area the Assembly’s plans to bring massive infrastructure development to their doorstep.
He said, the Assembly has put together a developmental plan to solve some of the developmental challenges facing the Municipality.
According to him, the Municipality under his administration will see some major facelift and beautification of the Municipality, “and we are going to involve and engage our Chiefs, Opinion leaders and our youth in every step of the way in the development of the Lawra municipality”.
Hon. Martin Domotiere Bomba-Ire gave this assurance at a Town Hall Meeting organized by the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in collaboration with the Assembly.
The aim of the meeting was to engage a cross section of the public and also to create an avenue for them to raise concerns and relevant questions related to development in the Lawra Municipality.
According to the Chief Executive, “involving the citizenry in our local governance system is very crucial in our democratic dispensation, one of such ways is engaging the people in Town Hall Meetings”.
Hon Martin noted that, the prime concern of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is to bring governance to the doorsteps of the citizenry, reiterating that, the Town Hall meeting creates an opportunity for the assembly to explain government policies to the people.
He added that, the platform will ensure popular and active participation towards in the local Governance system by the people.
He hinted that, the assembly in collaboration with NCCE and CHRAJ have earlier organised similar Town Hall meetings in Kalsagre, Dowine, Lawra, Birfifoh, Boo, Gbier and Babile to translate government policies and initiatives to the people. “At these meetings, the people were offered the opportunity to clarify issues particularly on development programs and projects and other important government plans and policies”. He said
Hon. Martin Domotiere Bomba-Ire said, the assembly usually resorts to radio discussions on development issues as an alternative choice of engagement.
According to him, the assembly in collaboration with the Media Foundation for West Africa held several radio discussions with resource persons chosen from amongst Hon. Assembly members, Department of Agriculture, NCCE and CHRAJ to deliberate and sensitize the public on such chosen development topics.
The Lawra MCE urged the people to take more interest in the development of the area, adding that, the doors of the Assembly are always opened for partnerships, suggestions and ideas to bring the needed development to the people.