The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), for the first time since its creation in 2004, has organized a day’s retreat for Heads of Departments and Units and Senior Officers of the various Departments and Units.
The idea of the retreat came as a result of the MCE’s determination to fashion out innovative and new ways of working to implement the planned activities of the Assembly and to assess the performances of the various Heads of Departments and Units.
MCE, Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah, opening the retreat, said it was a unique opportunity for the Assembly to evaluate 2017 activities and strategize for this year and beyond.
“As the year has began, we must fashion out a strategy to find solutions to our teething developmental challenges but this can only be done when we are aware of where we have come from, that is, review our past activities and strategize for the period ahead of us.”
Hon. MCE used the Day’s Retreat to reiterate her determination to make Ga East an enviable municipality among its peers in Ghana and beyond and charged officers to work assiduously and as a team to ensure the realization of the vision.
Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), Joshua Adams Asihene, noted that the choice of location was perfect to give the officers a serene environment away from the stress of the office environment.
He charged the Heads to give off their best and contribute innovatively to advance the development of the municipality.
All the Heads of Departments and Units made presentations of the implementation of their Action Plans for the previous year and the first quarter of 2018.
The retreat was attended by the HODs and a senior staff from each Department and Unit of the Assembly.
By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman
Pictures By: Andrew Tagoe