The Krobo residents in the Lower ManyaKrobo Municipality of the Eastern Region have shower praises on their MCE, Simeon KwakuTetteh for the massive projects being undertaken in the area.
They also appealed to President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to consider the good works done by their MCE, Simeon KwakuTetteh, 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, mostly, sub-chiefs, market women, and the youth disclosed that their MCE performed extremely well in his first term and believe he will do even much better for the area if he is maintained.
Speaking on behalf of the Paramount Chief of ManyaKrobo Traditional Council and the President of Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty Nene Sakite II, the Asafoakye of ManyaKrobo Traditional Area, Nene TeyeAjisu III expressed his heartfelt appreciation to President, Nana AddoDankwaAkufo-Addo for his commitment to the development of the Kroboland and appealed to the Minister to used his office to ensure that all ongoing projects are completed on schedule and also reappoint the MCE for the second term.
The Asafoakye of ManyaKrobo Traditional Area, Nene TeyeAjisu III made these known the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Acheampong cut sod for the construction of a 3 storey building Business Resource Center and 1.2km road at OdumaseKrobo under the 2020 Urban Development Grant ( UDG), a component of the Ghana Secondary Cities Support Program (GSCSP).
The Queen of the Agormenya Market also at a different function said the MCE has the development of the area at his heart and pleaded with the President to reaffirm him.
“We will plead with the President not to change 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”. She said.
The rest pleaded with the Paramount Chief of ManyaKrobo Traditional Area, Nene SakiteyKakraku II, to petition President Akufo-Addo over his attempt to change Simon Tetteh as their MCE.
They explained that they have had many MCEs, but Simon Tetteh is exceptional. They described him as humble, faithful, and respectful.
They said the progress of the area could have been massive if previous MCEs have performed like Simon Tetteh.
The MCE since his appointment has done a lot with regards to the road network, hospitals, water, electricity, education, etc. Many of his projects are completed whereas others are ongoing.
Mr Simeon Tetteh has extended the Rural Electrification Project to the various communities within the Municipality through the Ministry of Energy and revealed most of them have been commissioned.
Under his leadership, the Municipality is benefiting from the government flagship program 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 program 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 kilometres 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 ManyaKrobo Senior High School, Nuaso and KpongunorPresby 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.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong in his remarks entreated the people of Kroboland and the Eastern Region, in general, to be in readiness for massive investment from both the private and the public sectors now that Accra is virtually congested.
He said the region’s proximity to Accra has made it a potentially viable destination for investors and urged Nananom, Municipal/District Assemblies, and other stakeholders to put up a proper plan taking into consideration Sanitation, physical planning as well as sustainable peace.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Hon. Simon Tetteh also thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo for his commitment to the development of the Municipality and indicated that the two projects which have a contract duration of ten months were aimed at improving the economic activities of the Municipality and improve the standard of living of the people.
He, therefore, affirmed that the Assembly would collaborate well with the contractors to ensure that they deliver quality work that would serve both current and future generations.