Some Residents of Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region have appealed to the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo to consider the good works done by Simon Kwaku Tetteh, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, and retain him in his second term.
According to them, changing Simon Tetteh will cause a delay in the progress of the area considering the services he has rendered to the municipality.
The Residents, which included Market women, youth group addressing the media disclosed that their MCE performed extremely well in his first term and believes he will do even much better for the area if he is maintained.
The Agormenya Market Queen said “We will plead with the President to maintain Simon Tetteh as our MCE because he has performed beyond doubt. As we speak, he is constructing our market for us and if he is removed out of office the project will remain standstill”.
They said they have had many MCEs, but the current one is exceptional due to his humbleness, faithfulness and respect he has for every individual, hence appealing to the area Paramount Chief, Nene Sakite II to petition the President to maintain their MCE.
They affirmed the progress of the area could have been massive if previous MCE’s have performed like Simon Tetteh.
The MCE, Simon Tetteh, since 2017 he was given the nod, has done a lot with regards to the road network, hospitals, water, electricity, education and others as some have been completed and some ongoing.
Mr. Simon Tetteh has extended the Rural Electrification Projects to the various communities within the Municipality through the Ministry of Energy and revealed most of them have commissioned.
When he took over the position as the MCE, he inherited about GHC2m debt left by the erstwhile Mahama administration, but he has been able to reduce the debt drastically and working around the clock to clear the remaining in the coming years.
On revenue generation, some challenges were confronting the Municipality that the residents feel reluctant in paying their Property Rates but he managed to convince them which they have started paying.
Under his leadership, the Municipality is benefiting from the government flagship programme of ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ where more than 2,500 farmers in the area have been supplied with quantities of inputs at a very subsidized cost, as well as also benefiting from the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme whereby over 32,000 mango seedlings have been raised and distributed to farmers.
The Municipality has also benefited from the Rearing for Food and Jobs programme through pig farming with the special poultry programmes.
They have also gotten a share in a 25-District $100 Million Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP) under which the Agormanya Market is currently under construction into a modern market with 300 lockable stores, 2,500 sheds, a police station, a crèche and a banking hall.
The Assembly has also constructed 10 boreholes in the various locations across the municipality adding that there is an ongoing tarring of 10 kilometers of town roads for the municipality.
Under his efforts, the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) under the One-million One-constituency fund, the Municipality has benefited from the construction of a kindergarten block at Kpong Methodist School, a 10-seater water closet washroom facility at Akuse Methodist High Technical School, three market sheds and two storage rooms at Agormanya Market.
The rest are institutional toilet facilities for Manya Krobo Senior High School, Nuaso and Kpongunor Presby Junior High Schools, as well as the construction of solar-powered mechanized boreholes for Oborpah East, Yonguase, Wawasee, and the Odumase Nursing and Midwifery College.