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TaMA HELD ITS MAIDEN MEETING WITH THE NEW MAYOR TO MARK HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE-OCTOBER 7,2021

A special prayer session was held at the assembly premises today, as part of activities to officially usher in to office, the newly confirmed Mayor for Tamale, Hon. Sule Salifu. The Northern Regional chief Imam, His eminence, Sheik Abdul-salam was among several Muslim clerics who offered powerful prayers to bless the assembly and to invoke His divine protection and guidance in the conduct of the business of the assembly under the leadership of Hon. Sule Salifu. Prominent individuals including revered Chiefs, were present at the ceremony. Several other Chiefs sent in their representatives to grace the occasion.
The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu who was present at the ceremony used the occasion to remind Chiefs and opinion leaders of their shared responsibility to develop the metropolis. Hon. Alhaji Shani expressed worry about the unacceptable phenomenon of growing lawlessness and deviant behaviors among the age bracket of young people. He therefore appealed for the cooperation of the Chiefs in particular, to help ward off miscreants in the Tamale metropolis and beyond.
Meanwhile, later in the day, Hon. Sule Salifu interacted with heads of department at a maiden meeting, during which he assured them of his cooperation and broad Consultation in taking critical decisions that will inure to the benefit of the metropolis.

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PUBLIC EDUCATION ON DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE TAMALE METROPOLIS.

The Public Relations Officer of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Amadu Mustapha today honored an invitation to Radio Tamale for a studio discussion program on development issues across the metropolis.
Critical issues of development such as sanitation, Tamale town roads, Congestion in the central business district of Tamale among others, featured prominently in the discussion. The nomination and subsequent confirmation of the Mayor, Hon. Sule Salifu and matters arising, including the arguably contentious allegation of monitisation of the process also engaged the attention of the host.
Mid-way the discussion, phone lines were opened to take questions and contributions from the cherished listeners
The 3-hour long program ended on a good note with lots of compliments from the listening public .

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Assembly members in the Tamale Metropolis confirms Nana Addo’s MCE nominee

 

Assembly members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly have voted to confirm Mr. Sule Salifu, the President’s nominee for the position of Metropolitan Chief Executive.

Out of the 59 assembly members who took part in the poll, 17 of them voted against him, with 40 others representing a 68% on the other hand confirming President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee.

Per the confirmation rules, a nominee is supposed to garner two-thirds of the total votes of the assembly members.

Out of the 16 persons nominated by the President for the positions of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCE) in the Northern Region, Mr Sule Salifu is the 10th entrants to be confirmed since the process to confirm the nominees began in the region last Friday, September 24,2021.

In his acceptance remarks, the newly nominated and confirmed mayor of Tamale expressed his gratitudes to the members for the overwhelming endorsement and promised his tenure will bring development to the people.

He meanwhile made an assurance of an open-door administration, with a call on everyone to come on board to help the assembly deliver its mandate .

All nominated MMDCEs have to be voted for by assembly members in their various MMDAs before they will be issued with appointment letters.

The confirmations are being done within a 21-day window.

The Northern Regional Coordinating Council, which began the processes on Friday Sep 24,2021 is said to climax on Tuesday Oct 5,2021 the confirmation of the president’s MMDCE nominees in the region.

Other regional coordinating councils also have similar schedules for the confirmation of the various MMDCEs appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week.

Source:Fiilafmonline/ShawanaYussif

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INAUGURATION OF STEERING COMMITTEE FOR TAMALE WATER FUND

At a well attended program yesterday, the 28th of September, 2021 a 7-member steering committee called Tamale Water Fund was inaugurated in Tamale. The event was organized by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international NGOs operating in the greater Tamale area.
Having been inaugurated, the committee is expected to serve as a decision-making body to help guide the water fund project in achieving its deliverables.
The establishment of the fund forms part of CRS’ urban WASH and Resilience Project with the Tamale Metro Assembly as well as Sagnerigu Municipal Assembly as its partner institutions. The project is envisioned to guarantee water security in the greater Tamale among other key objectives.
In an address read for him, the Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Alhaji Saani Alhassan Shaibu assured the CRS and indeed the Steering committee of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council’s commitment to creating the enabling environment aimed at facilitating their operations.
The Northern Regional economic planning officer, Alhaji Inusah Abukari who read the address expressed his gratitude to the CRS for being there for the RCC. He was also full of gratitude to the rest of the audience for their cooperation.
Like the Regional minister, the Minister for Sanitation and water resources, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaa was represented at the inaugural ceremony.
Also in an address read for her the minister commended CRS and all other international NGOs, bilateral and multilateral development partners for the complementary roles in Ghana’s development drive.
She was happy to announce that as many as 8 water projects are at various stages of completion,which when completed will help improve significantly, the country’s water delivery and ultimately put Ghana on a high pedestal towards the achievement of the relevant SDGs.
The newly inaugurated steering committee has 2 ladies as members to support their male counterparts in delivering the mandate. Speaking after the event, the chairman of the committee was grateful for the confidence reposed in them to serve on the committee. He commended the organizers for the initiative and therefore promised to work diligently for the realization of the objectives for which the committee was formed.

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E-LIBRARY FACILITY INAUGUTATED TODAY IN TAMALE

At a colorful ceremony held at the premises of the zosimli girls JHS at Lamashegu in the Tamale Metropolis, the MCD Mr Gilbert B Nuuri-Teg underscored the important role e-learning models have played and continues to play in this digital age. The outbreak of the novel corana virus, he noted, has made it even more relevant and critical in delivering positive learning outcomes parents as well as duty bearers so desire for their pupils and students.

The beautiful edifice under inauguration today, valued tens of thousand Ghana cedis, has been proudly funded by the World Vision Ghana, a development partner in the metropolis.

It is worth noting that even though the facility is sited at the Lamashegu cluster of schools, it is targeting all schools in the catchment area particularly after instruction hours.

Also at the event were some poetry recitals beautifully performed by pupils of the beneficiary schools, Iddrisu Rasha and Abdul-rahaman Asmaw

The chief of the community Nyeb Dakpem Kukuo naa could not hide his excitement

The MCD subsequently made a token donation of souvenirs to the leader of the world vision group in appreciation of the state- of – the – art facility, which facility, he intimated, will help make up for the obvious learning deficits faced by the seemingly disadvantaged pupils in the catchment.

The inauguration was performed by the leader of the world vision group, Madam Clara Carla Denizard

Dignitaries were later conducted round the beautiful edifice as captured in your shot

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LOCAL REVENUE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING HELD TODAY, THURSDAY, 5TH AUGUST, 2021.

At an exclusive technical committee meeting today organized at the instance of a development partner, giz, members have been schooled on a robust revenue monitoring and tracking app.

This forms part of ongoing efforts not only to track revenue generation drive but also boost mobilization to meet realistic targets within our challenging fiscal space.

The orientation session was aptly facilitated by Mr. Anaba Valentine of giz as per your shot.

One critical action point was a decision to hold monthly commitee meeting starting from 2nd September this year. This is to help deal with any emerging implementation challenges among other objectives.

The Coordinating Director, Mr Gilbert B Nuuri-Teg commended the officer for the intervention. He also thanked the committee members for responding to the call even at a short notice.

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WSMT MEMBERS TRAININED ON WATER POINTS MANAGEMENT IN THE GREATER TAMALE AREA.

Members of the Water and Sanitation Management Teams, WSMT have today, the 18th of August 2021, ended a 3-day training on management of water points in their respective communities. The training aimed at building the capacity of participants in carrying out minor repair works on faulty boreholes as well as providing improved service delivery across the various water points within the greater Tamale area.
The training program was organized by the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly in partnership with the Catholic Relief Services, CRS under its Urban WASH and Resilience project. The participants, numbering 49, were drawn from 6 communities namely;Tugu, Tugu-yapalsi, Chang-naayili, Futa, Cheko and Dalinbila.
They were also schooled extensively on clearly defined roles as members of WSMT including hygiene and Sanitation, basic home water treatment mechanisms as well as conflict prevention, management and resolution among other thematic areas. In her closing remarks, the Tamale Metropolitan Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer, Hajia Sumaya Alhassan commended the participants for their endurance and sustained attention throughout the 3 days training session. She implored them to apply the skills taught them in the course of service delivery in the catchment area.

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LOCAL REVENUE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING HELD TODAY, THURSDAY, 5TH AUGUST, 2021

At an exclusive technical committee meeting today organized at the instance of a development partner, giz, members have been schooled on a robust revenue monitoring and tracking app.

This forms part of ongoing efforts not only to track revenue generation drive but also boost mobilization to meet realistic targets within our challenging fiscal space.

The orientation session was aptly facilitated by Mr. Anaba Valentine of giz as per your shot.

One critical action point was a decision to hold monthly commitee meeting starting from 2nd September this year. This is to help deal with any emerging implementation challenges among other objectives.

The Coordinating Director, Mr Gilbert B Nuuri-Teg commended the officer for the intervention. He also thanked the committee members for responding to the call even at a short notice.

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TaMA SHOWCASES IMPROVED SANITATION SITUATION IN THE METROPOLIS.

At a media briefings on Thursday, 8th July 2021, on a program dubbed “Time with the media and WASH NGOs”, it was disclosed that the Assembly has proudly exceeded its household toilet construction target of 13,632 to hit 17,002 representing 27% more than the 13,632 target over the project period.
This was the figure as of June, 2021 with about six(6) more months for the urban sanitation project, USP to exit. This intervention and success story are expected to translate into an improved containment and safe disposal mechanisms of faecal matter within the urban enclave of Tamale.
Discussing sustainability action plan, the Metropolitan coordinating Director, Mr Gilbert B Nuuri-Teg was happy to announce that the Assembly will continue to empower the EHSU particularly, the specially trained Environmental

Health Officers under the USP to rollout monitoring schedules and to maintain constant touch with key stakeholders from across the beneficiary communities including those from the beneficiary institutions. Such platforms hope to create opportunities to brainstorm on facility maintenance plan among others. He used the occasion to thank the unicef and the kingdom of the Netherlands for this huge intervention. Mr Gilbert was hopeful for a lot more collaborations between and among WASH NGOs, donor community and the Assembly to change the face of the metropolis in the area of water, sanitation and Hygiene,WASH.

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SANITATION DAY” EVENT HELD TODAY IN TAMALE, JULY, 2021

 

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has today, the 3rd of July, 2021 organized a successful clean-up exercise in Tamale. The exercise was in pursuance to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council’s directive to all MMDAs to organize monthly routine clean up exercise dubbed operation clean Northern Region Campaign.

Accordingly, every last Saturday of the month is set forth as a sanitation day.

The exercise for the month of June, 2021 which should have been held on the 26th was disrupted by torrential rain thereby pushing it to the ensuing week which fell on Saturday, the 3rd of July 2021.

This latest exercise was the second in the series, aimed at complementing ongoing efforts to clear filth and ultimately making the city of Tamale a clean one.

Like the maiden exercise, this one targeted yet another public place, Tamale Aboabo market, which was reportedly in a deplorable condition relative to sanitation.

The Northern Regional Minister Hon. Alhaji Saani Shaibu Alhassan was unhappy with the prevailing sanitation condition in the market. He was in the company of the Metropolitan Coordinating Director for the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Gilbert B Nuuri-Teg.

He therefore charged the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of the Assembly to consider deploying personnel in the coming days, to the markets so as to monitor compliance and consequently process offending individuals for prosecution in the established sanitation courts. This in his view would be detering enough to guarantee sustenance of the sanitation program in the metropolis and beyond.

The occasion was used to acknowledge individuals and corporate entities such as Managing Director of Picorna Hotel, Management of Goil, Voltic Mineral water, Catholic Relief Services, CRS and Zoom lion company for their contributions towards the success of the exercise.

The assembly was also grateful to their media partners for their individual and collective efforts at promoting the sanitation day initiative.

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