The Birim Central Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region is in dire need of staff to augment its current staff to enable it fulfil its mandate.
This administrative challenge is affecting the performance of the Assembly and now has to rely on personnel of the Nation Builders Corpse (NABCO).
Mr Kwabena Bempong, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Assembly disclosed this at the first ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the Assembly at Akyem Oda.
According to him, the staff strength of the Assembly currently stands at 313 out of which 199 are mechanize payroll staff while the remaining are paid through the Assembly’s Internally Generated Fund (IGF).
Mr Bempong therefore appealed to the Head of Local Government Service to fast truck the necessary processes to address the challenge to enable the Assembly to operate effectively.
Despite the staffing situation, the MCE indicated that the Assembly is making progress in infrastructural developments.
He mentioned some ongoing projects as the construction of 11 Clean Ghana Sanitation 20-seater type “B “toilet facilities at the various communities, the Bonka Adjei storm drains and the Oda-Aboabo by-pass among others.
Reacting to a comment posed by an Assembly Member , the Member of Parliament for Akyem Oda, Mr William Agyapong Quaittoo disclosed that, the Minister of Roads and Highways will be visiting the Municipality officially to open the ongoing construction of the Oda-Aboabo by-pass for vehicular movement and close down the bridge over Kasawere river to enable the contractor carry out repair works on the bridge.