Mr Moses Nii Kutor Assembly Member for North Dawhenya electoral area in the Ningo -Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region has expressed worry over the delay in procuring motorbikes for Assembly Members to facilitate their activities.
In an exclusive interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Nii Kutor noted that work at the various electoral areas could be enhanced if Assembly Members were supported with motorbikes.
Mr Kutor stated that Assembly Members have been given a four-year mandate to serve the residents within their electoral area adding that Assembly Members were always the first point of call anytime there was a problem in the communities.
Mr Kutor opined that Assembly Members would have to hire the services of Okada , taxi or Uber to attend to communal problems at their own expense, a situation he said was affecting their work in the various electoral areas.
He noted that the government must quickly intervene and Fasttrack the procurement process so as to ensure Assembly Members received their motorbikes for effective supervision of their respective electoral areas.
in September last year, Messre JSA Logistics Ghana Limited, a Ghanaian based Logistics entity in Spintex was set to undertake the distribution exercise of Motorbikes to all the 29 Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region.
In a statement signed by Mrs Felicia Dapaah, Chief Director, Greater Accra Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) and Copied to the Chief Executives of the various Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in Greater Accra ,stated that, the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development has purchased for distribution, motorbikes for the various MMDAs to resource Assembly Members to aid in their effective delivery of services to the electorates within their electoral areas.
According to the Statement, the distribution exercise by Messrs JSA Logistics Ghana Limited was expected to be carried out from August to September 2021 to all the 29 MMDAs within the Greater Accra Region.
It further noted that, Messrs JSA should ensure the motorbikes were properly received as well as ensuring that all the necessary documentations was completed.
The North Dawhenya assembly member also hinted that crime rates were on the rise within the various communities adding that the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly must provide street lights to be installed in the communities to ward off criminals.
Mr Moses Nii Kutor further added that road networks in the communities was another challenge that needed serious attention, he called on the residents to cooperate with officials from the District Assembly to bring the needed development to their door steps.