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Mayor of Accra engages youth groups; courts support to develop and make Accra clean

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has engaged with youth groups across the city to highlight its programmes, activities, and achievements under the leadership of Mayor Elizabeth Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey since her tenure began in October 2021.

The event, which aimed at fostering transparency and collaboration, brought together students from Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC), Central University, University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), University of Ghana, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), bloggers, and youth activists, among others.

Among the key achievements outlined during the dialogue, the AMA in the education sector completed a 3-story, 18-unit classroom block at Independence Avenue Cluster of Schools and a 2-unit KG block at Bubiashie 1 Basic School.

Other completed projects include a single-story Accra City Childcare Centre at Old Fadama, a 3-story, 9-unit classroom block for Bishop Mixed School, and a 14-seater W/C toilet with a mechanised borehole at various schools, as well as the declaration of Accra as the 2023 World Book Capital.

In revenue mobilisation, the AMA re-evaluated and collected data on 8,513 businesses, successfully piloted a centralised digital platform for revenue collection in Ashiedu Keteke, and partnered with Smart City for vehicle parking management.

Special initiatives under Mayor Sackey highlighted during the dialogue include the Economic Women Empowerment Summit held in July 2023, the Mayor’s Street Sweepers Special Initiative, increasing sweepers from 34 to 200, and public-private partnerships for redevelopment projects at Rawlings Park, Makola No. 2 Market, and Opera Square, as well as a social insurance and NHIS scheme registration for informal waste workers.