EASTERN REGIONAL CO-ORDINATING COUNCIL HELD ITS MAIDEN MEETING

The Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council (ERCC) has held its maiden meeting at the Conference Hall of the ERCC on Tuesday 7th December, 2021.
The Council membersship as defined by the Local Government Act, (Act 936) included Regional Minister, Municipal/ District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the region and their Presiding Members , some selected Chiefs and the Chief Director as the Secretary. Heads of Regional Decentralized Departments and Institutions attend the meeting to provide technical support to the council but do not have a voting right.
In his address, the Honourable Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong updated the Members on the various programmes, policies and projects undertaken by the council up until November ending of 2021.
He began by highlighting the visit of various very important personalities to the Region. Most notable of which was the visit of H.E the President of the Republic of Ghana to the Region from 5th October to 7th October of this year. The visit of H.E took him to some municipalities and districts where he commissioned and inspected various projects and cut sod to commence the Construction of new projects.
Hon. Seth Acheampong continued with detailed updates on matters relating to Security, Illegal Mining, Chieftaincy, Education, Roads, Health and Agriculture.
He also spoke on the Street Naming and Property Addressing (SNPA) policy in the Region, stating that the RCC though the GIZ/GovID programme had received support in the form of technical equipments which are expected to facilitate the progress of the SNPA process.
He ended his update by noting his inaugration of a Regional Facelifting Committee, tasked with ensuring the beautification of buildings and a clean environment in Koforidua especially and other districts.
Mr. Samuel Donkor, the Regional Coordinating Director in his address indicated that under the Local Government Act 2016, (Act 936) every Region was supposed to have at least two Coordinating Council meetings annually. He attributed the delay in the year’s meeting to the delay in the appointment of the MDCEs.He explained that seeing as they form a part of the RCC, it could not be reconstituted without them.
Mr. Donkor then noted that the purpose of the program was therefore to reconstitute and inaugurate the new RCC after which the Regional Minister would deliver an address which will be discussed by the gathering.
Nene Sakite II, President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and Konor of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area in a statement assured Members and the general public that Chieftaincy issues in the Region were being dealt with, even amidst challenges such as lack of adequate resources and fewer Chiefs to adjudicate cases on a timely basis.
He also entreated the MMDCEs present to ensure that vaccination exercises are effectively carried out so as to curb the spread of COVID-19, especially in the wake of the Omicron variant.

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