The Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi has been selected as one of the 50 Champion Cities under the 2021 Global Mayors’ challenge.
The Global Mayors Challenge is a competition among all Mayors across the globe to submit issues confronting their cities and propose innovative and sustainable strategies that will turn these issues into opportunities for achieving sustainable development.
More than 630 Mayors from around the world have submitted their proposals on issues as well as strategies. Kumasi stands the chance of winning one million Dollars from the competition in November this year.
This was announced by the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Osei Assibey-Antwi at a public forum towards the preparation of a Development Plan for the Metropolis starting from 2022 to 2025.
The Local Governance Act gives power and authority to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to perform planning functions to facilitate comprehensive development of their designated areas.
In pursuance of this, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is in the process of preparing its development plan from 2022 to 2025.
As part of the process, the Assembly organized a public hearing to seek inputs from the citizens with regard to their key development challenges and aspirations. The purpose is to create community ownership and support for the implementation of the plan.
The development plan when approved will focus on measures to decongest the city, improve condition of road networks, vulnerable and social protection interventions, improving collection of internal generation of funds, sustaining and improving the gains in environmental sanitation management and promoting tourism.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, explains further the importance of the public hearing.
Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi announced that Kumasi has been selected as one of 50 Champion Cities under a competition among all Mayors across the globe this year.