The Metro Coordinating Director of Accra Metropolitan Assembly and secretary to the Unit Committee, Mr Benjamin Armah has disclosed that the Assembly would soon organise an orientation programme for Unit Committee Members which would properly spell out their functions and duties.
Mr Armah was not happy with some conflicts between Unit Committee Members and their Assembly members in the discharge of their duties.
He advised that the relationship between the assembly members and their unit committee members must be cordial and emphasized the need for cooperation between the two to make their work easy.
This advice was given during the Accra Metropolitan Assembly inauguration of Unit Committee Members elected from 20 electoral areas within its three sub metros.
The swearing-in ceremony which was conducted by His Lordship Justice Samuel Boakye Yiadom, a high court Judge, on Thursday at the Accra City Hall of the Assembly sworn in 100-unit committee members.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah urged the unit committee members to eschew partisan colours in the discharge of their duties.
“It is important for all of us to work together. By law, the Assembly is non-partisan. You are all not supposed to wear party colours in their communities when discharging your duties,” he said.
Mayor Adjei Sowah referred to the Local Government Act 963 and stressed the need for unit committee members to take responsibility and work diligently per the laws of the country.
“Your responsibility as a member of the unit committee of the Assembly comes with a lot of work…In discharging your duties, it must be in pursuant of the Assembly’s vision and laid down laws of the country,” he said.
He also advised the newly inaugurated Unit Committee Members to work closely with their respective sub-metros through regular visits and sharing ideas that would aid in the development of our communities.