The Sissala East Municipal Assembly has been burden with the task to end open defecation as the Vice president Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has placed a call on leaders to address all sanitation challenges and urged that sanitation issues must be taken seriously.
Some landlords have failed to construct household latrines whiles others did, he indicates and emphasized that it is an urgent matter for all of us living in a community to have toilets.
“Bad sanitation affects all of us living in a community, we need to take sanitation seriously and ensure that we eradicate open defecation in Sissala East municipality”.
He also emphasized that discipline must be ensured to make the people law abiding as the Municipal upgrade of the Sissala East Assembly places enormous responsibility on Tumu Kuoro, the MCE and the leaders of the Municipality. “People must desist from the development of structures without the necessary permit from the Municipal Assembly”. Urging town planners to ensure “building regulations must be rigorously enforced” he urged.
The Vice President called on the MCE and Assembly members to ensure that all physical development taking place in the Municipality conforms to the layout of the various settlements of the Municipality.
Dr. Bawumia further reiterates Government’s policy of Ghana beyond Aid is not a rhetoric, therefore Sissala East Municipality must embrace the policy and find its own ways and means to improve revenue mobilization from Tumu and Bugubelle Markets as well as the other sources of revenue. He also disclosed that government has fulfilled its promise to reduce electricity tariffs for the people of Ghana. Just this month, the PURC announced a reduction of electricity prices by between 17.5 and 30 percent for households and businesses. He described it as historic in reference to rebuttals that called it 419 promise.