Kumasi Mayor, Samuel Pyne, is courting the support of the Christian community in the Metropolis to rid the Ashanti Region capital of filth.
Pyne believes this can be achieved when residents make their immediate surroundings clean and reduce the burden on City authorities.
Addressing a 31st watch night service at the Assemblies of God Church at Dichemso in Kumasi Hon Pyne said residents could join the KMA’s campaign to make the City clean.
“As we look to have a good year in 2023, I will appeal to church members and residents of Kumasi to join the KMA in its effort to clean the City and tackle insanitary conditions”, the Mayor stressed.
Hon Pyne asked the public to rise to their civic responsibilities and pay their taxes and tolls timeously and diligently.
These taxes, he intimated are used to develop the country by tackling its existential challenges.
Hon Pyne said no country could develop without the support of its citizens, adding that one way to do that was by paying of taxes on earnings they make from their jobs.
“I believe we can best grow as a country when citizens decide to pay their taxes dutifully so that government would have funds to carry out projects and initiatives for the benefit of the people”, the Kumasi Mayor posited.
The Kumasi Mayor expressed the government’s commitment to developing the country from the resources it generates from within and from exports.
He noted that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was doing everything to make Ghanaians, especially the youth access to jobs and employment opportunities.
These, he noted include the models the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was introducing, the YouStart Programme as well as the One District One Factory policy.
“Nana Addo believes in empowering the youth as well as every Ghanaian through good job opportunities so that collectively we could contribute our quotas to the development of the country”, Hon Pyne reiterated.
The tour also took the politician to the Bantama branch of the Church of Pentecost.
SOURCE: Michael Ofosu-Afriyie