Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and Assembly members of Asokore Mampong Municipality were engaged in a meeting on Monday 28th September 2020 by officials of the European Union funded Project No Business as Usual (NBU).
The meeting was on the implementation of the skills and knowledge they have acquired so far through the implementation NBU project.
It was geared towards streamlining and fashioning out a clear road map to ensure skill acquired through the project are effectively utilized by them to ensure local socio-economic development.
At the meeting CSO’s including Environmental Protection Association (EPA), Network for Empowered Youth (NEYOD), Empowered Centre for Women, Centre for Youth Literacy Development ,Centre for Community Livelihood Development among others made presentation on their mission, vision and activities in promoting local economic development.
Assembly members drawn from 15 electoral areas making up the municipality also shared major challenges facing their respective jurisdiction. Some were identified as poor drainage system at Boban electoral area, overpopulated classrooms, poor public toilet facility faced by residents of Parkoso, poor security system and bad road network at Asabi electoral area, absence of speed rumps, absence of street light under-resourced watchdog personnel at Aboabo New Zongo among others.
As way of addressing the litany of challenges, the assembly members at the end of the event were made to partner with CSOs to embark of steps required to salvage communities with the skills acquired through the NBU project.
Addressing the media, Vincent Ohene-Ntow (Program Manager- SBs/PPPs/Action Plan-NBU Project) made an indication that since the inception of the project, officials of NBU have offered many skills and capacity building workshops for relevant stakeholders aimed at promoting local socio-economic development within the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
According to him, officials realized that there was the need to ensure that all skills received are utilized by beneficiaries for the good of their respective communities.