The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Boye Laryea has commissioned an ICT Centre and a library at the New Fadama Cluster of Schools to mark his three years in office.
The ICT Centre has forty-five (45) desktop computers with internet connectivity and ten (10) desktop computers to run the library. It also comes with offices for staff and washroom facility.
The ICT Centre and Library, according to the MCE is part of the transformational agenda to upgrade education in the municipality.
“In fact it is not just the facility but the idea towards the creation of the facility, which is to ensure that every school going child to also experience what a computer is. Most of the students here have not even seen a computer before”. Mr. Laryea stated
Mr. Boye Laryea was emphatic that the Okaikwei North municipality has witnessed a massive development under his leadership in the area of education, health and infrastructure.
“The biggest dining hall in Achimota School is built by the municipality, it has over thousand capacity.”
According to him, one of his greatest achievements is in the 2020 Annual Local Government Service Performance where Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly ranked 81.69 percent thereby placing the Assembly at 49th Position out of about 260 MMDAs across the country.
A major challenge the municipality is struggling with has to do with availability of land to accelerate development in the municipality.
“Even our office is a rented apartment. Because the office has to be within the municipality, we are not able to move to any other place where there may be land.”
He also revealed that indiscipline is a setback to the transformational agenda of the municipality as people are burnt on doing their own things which are against the law.
“Car dealers have taken over the street at Tesano here, parking in front of people’s gates and entrances. The municipality has had a lot of challenge trying to move them to appropriate location but there are influential people in society backing their activities. Sometimes you will even find police and military buying and selling cars there.”
He assured that given the mandate to continue with what he is already doing, he will ensure that they are moved.
On his chances of being retained as the next MCE of the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly, Mr. Laryea said “I think it is about the president making a choice, and we are all waiting for the president. I am not really bothered about whether I will be retained or ask to leave, I don’t want to think about that one because the work is not for me, it is for Ghanaians, the president is in charge, and he has to make his choice of who he wants to serve at what time.”