The 2022 budget hearing took place at Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly Hall on the 10th of October, 2022 for Municipal and district Assemblies. Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly being the host was joined by other Assemblies namely, Achiase District Assembly, Birim Central Municipal Assembly, Akyemansa District Assembly and Birim South Municipal Assembly.
In a welcome address, the host District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom described the occasion as an annual ritual that affords them the opportunity to pause and take stock of their gains, examine their challenges and take necessary steps to prioritize their needs so as to maximize the use of limited resources.
The DCE was hopeful the exercise would yield the anticipated results which among other things has to do with their achievements and challenges over the year under review and what they as MMDAs intend doing in the year 2022.
The exercise, according to Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom will afford them the opportunity to compare notes and receive guidance from the technical teams in ensuring that their budgets and activities conform to the national guidelines and development agenda of the government.
All the five (5) Assemblies mentioned sanitation and waste disposal as well as property rates as their key challenges in the discharge of their duties.
The Head of the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) call on all the Assemblies to desist from piling a tall list of activities in their outlooks for the following year, and also desist from earmarking many projects that they would need to accomplish in a single year. He asked them to complete with an existing project before they enroll on a new one.
The Chairperson for the team said he was impressed with the way the Assemblies followed the guidelines and procedures provided to them and was hopeful they will go back and do the necessary corrections that need to be done.
In attendance were the DCE, DCD Mad. Gladys Asamoah Addai, staffs from the various Assemblies, Hon. Assembly Members, Traditional Leaders, Technical Teams from ERCC among others.