A meeting was held with all information centre owners and operators on the 11th of May, 2023 at the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly Hall.
Some of the obligations of the information centre operators raised were that no centre should operate within the district without properly registering with the District Assembly and other regulatory agencies, and also every operator is required to pay operational fees to the Assembly in line with the fee fixing resolution. It was also raised that the operational hours for all centres should be from 5:00am to 7:00am in the morning and 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the evening with the exception of emergency announcements regarding lost of a child or relative etc.
All centres should operate in an environment with permissible noise level, and no panel discussion and phone in. Also no operator should allow their centre to be used for insult or any activity that may negatively affect the reputation of individuals or group of people.
The District Assembly’s obligation to the information centres is to support and regulate all centres to enhance their operations and also facilitate the proper organization of the centre operators.
In conclusion, it was agreed that all information centres in the district should offer free services as part of their social responsibility to their respective communities particularly making announcement relating to Education, Agriculture, Health, Environmental Sanitation, Building Regulations, Revenue Mobilization among others.
In attendance were the District Coordinating Director Mad. Gladys Asamoah Addai, District Budget Analyst Mr. Prince Adu Boafo, the District Environmental Health Officer Mr. Robert Amewuda, District Information Officer Miss Elizabeth Osei, some Information Operators, some staffs of AMADA etc
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.