Inauguration of Zonal Councils

The Municipal Co-ordinating Director (MCD) called on zonal council members to contribute their quota to better the lot of the citizenry. He made this call at separate ceremonies to officially inaugurate various zonal councils in the Municipality.

He said that the Municipal Assembly cannot function effectively without effective, functional and reliable sub-structures. There is therefore the need for the zonal councils to work towards the implementation of the local governance and decentralization policies.  He therefore entreated members to be conversant with the legal and regulatory frameworks governing local governance to enable them functional effectively.

The MCD revealed that as part of their functions, members are expected to keep records of all ratable property to assist people authorized by the Municipal Assembly to collect revenue due the Municipal Assembly. He added that they are to report all unauthorized developments in their areas to the Municipal Assembly for further action.

 He charged members to spearhead the social, economic and political change they wish to see by communicating clearly and effectively and to put aside their political, ethnic and personal sentiments and serve the people in accordance with the laid-down rules.