KoKMA TO PARTICIPATE IN MAIDEN URBAN REDEVELOPMENT SESSION IN LONDON

26.Apr.2022

The Municipal Chief Executive of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) Hon Nii Adjei Tawiah will lead a three- man delegation from the Assembly on a One-week Residence Session in London from the 9th May to 13th May this year.

The other members of the team are the Senior Development Planning Officer, Miss Sefakor Fummey and Senior Budget Analyst Mr. Joshua Jein Konde.

This follows the selection of the team to participate in the maiden Urban Academy in Urban Redevelopment (Designing and Delivering Cities for Children/Toddlers and Caregivers) by the London School of Economics and Political Science sponsored by the Bernard Van Leer foundation based in the Netherlands.

The MCE gave the hint while delivering the Sessional address at the 1st Ordinary Meeting of the 3rd Session of the 2nd Assembly in Accra. The Assembly presented a City Challenge on the redevelopment of the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra and was selected from among 29 participating countries.

Hon. Adjei Tawiah said the objective of the programme was to build capacity to plan, design and implement child-focused infrastructure, policies and programmes related to public spaces, neighborhood planning, mobility and transport whilst also developing effective analysis, strategy, and leadership skills.

Again, the Assembly is expected to benefit from technical assistance from international partner organizations to support the implementation of the city challenge and child focused intervention.

The MCE in his address also gave account of various developmental projects that the Assembly is undertaking.

He informed the house that the Assembly had taken steps to complete the 18-unit classroom block at the Liberty Avenue Cluster of schools which

construction had stalled since 2021. He hoped that the completion of the classroom block will improve teaching and learning in the area.

According to the MCE, the Assembly in its 2022 budget had captured an amount of GHS280,000 towards the renovation of the Kwame Nkrumah Water Park. He argued that was necessary because since its construction the Park had not seen any face lift and the planned works was intended to create more offices and meeting places to ease congestion in the main offices.

Furthermore, Hon Adjei Tawiah said the Assembly was putting in efforts to make the Municipality one of the most attractive business destination as well as a model city when it comes to clean environment.

The MCE explained that the Assembly was working collectively with the Department of Parks and Gardens as well as several Corporate organizations who have adopted different monuments such as roundabouts in the Municipality for maintenance.