Commissioning Of Suame Office Complex By The President Of The Republic

The President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid a working visit to the Ashanti Region from Monday, 20th December, 2021 to Friday, 24th December, 2021 to inspect completed and ongoing projects in the region.

The President as part of his working tour commissioned the Suame Municipal Assembly’s Office Complex which was funded by the Office of the Administrator of District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).

The construction of the building was part of Government’s effort to deepen decentralization as a tool for greater grassroot participation in the governance process.

The Commission was graced by Nananom, Political Party Faithfuls and Assembly Members.

The President cautioned the leadership of the Assembly to take maintenance culture seriously to ensure the durability of this huge investment for the good people of the municipality.


The Bremang Community was selected as a ’’Flagship community’’ during the rapid assessment period prior to the implementation of the GKMA project in the Suame Municipality by the field assessment team. According to the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area (GKMA) Household Toilet Programme, all households in the flagship communities should have a toilet. To achieve this goal, there was the need to reach out to all community members with information on the project through massive public education and sensitization programmes .

It is for the above purpose that this community durbar was organized to send out a message to the general public and also to interact with them to answer some of the questions they had, concerning the project and to also encourage them to apply for a household toilet in their homes.

DATE THE DURBAR WAS ORGANISED      :  Friday, 17th December, 2021

TIME      :  The programme Started and ended between the hours of 9am-12pm

THE DURBAR VENUE   : It was organized on the Bremang funeral grounds, near the

Bremang Roman Catholic School, Dr. Donkor Fordjour.    

ATTENDANCE: The Durbar was attended by the following people;

  1. The Representative of Nana Bremanhene, Nana Opoku Agyeman- Breman Akwamuhene.
  2. The Suame Project Coordinator.
  3. Assembly member of Breman, in the person of Hon. Kwasi Obour Manu.
  4. Unit Committee Members from the Bremang community.
  5. Municipal Environmental Health Officer- Suame
  6. Environmental Health Officers ( including the toilet team members) and Sanitation Guards.
  7. Bremang market queens and traders.
  8. Suame Municipal Director of Social Welfare/Community Development
  9. Municipal Information Services Director National Service Personnel and NABCO Trainees, Bremang Community Information Center operators  and the general public.

In all, the durbar was attended by about Two Hundred and Eleven participants (211) out of

which One Hundred and Thirty One (139) were females and Seventy Two (72) males


Participants of the Durbar were given education on the GKMA-SWP by the two (2) main resource persons, the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, in the person of Mr. David Oppong Darko and the Municipal Project Coordinator, Mr. Benjamin Busia Opoku. The two(2) resource persons took their time to explain the project to participants through the use of the local language ( Twi) to the best understanding of the community members.


The following were some of the key areas that the education was centered on.

  1. Available Toilet options and their prices.
  2. How to pay for a Toilet.
  3. How to channel grievances for amicable resolution.
  4. Why the price for a GKMA Toilet is so low ( Subsidies).
  5. Who qualifies and who does not, and why ?
  6. The Flagship community.
  7. The durability of the GKMA Toilets and available water service component attached.
  8. How to properly manage and maintain the Toilet during use.

There was an open forum, where participants were given the opportunity to ask any questions bordering them as far as the project is concerned.

The following were some of the concerns of some participants;

  1. A participant wanted to know if their relatives in some districts outside the project zone can also get the Toilets ?
  2. A participant who was not served a toilet because of lack of space on her compound wanted to know if there could any help.

This and many other concerns and contributions were raised by participants and same were addressed by the resource persons.

37th Edition of Farmers’ Day Celebration in SMA

The 37th Farmers’ Day Celebration was held on 3rd December, 2021 at Anomangye M/A Basic School Park under the theme ’’Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating food systems in Ghana’’. At the occasion, gallant farmers were decorated, celebrated and awarded.

In all, ten (10) deserving farmers received varying awards from the following categories;

  • Overall Best Farmer
  • Best Maize Farmer
  • Best Plantain Farmer
  • Best Person with Disability (PWD) in farming
  • Best Fish Farmer
  • Best Poultry Farmer
  • Best Rabbit Farmer (Non-Traditional)
  • Best Vegetable Farmer
  • Best Livestock Farmer
  • Best Agric Staff

The Best District Farmer received a motor bike and assorted farm inputs. Items given to other awardees included TV sets, fridges, cutlasses, knapsack sprayers and other farm inputs.

The celebration was well attended by chiefs of the various traditional areas, Hon. Members of our Assembly, Staff of the Assembly, Political Party Representatives and other farm-based institutions.

The Municipal Chief Executive celebrated the farmers for their untiring efforts to ensure food security in the municipality. He further pledged the unflinching support of the Assembly in their business endeavours.

The District Best Farmer (Mr Festus Ahemah) for his part, exalted the Assembly for the award and promised on behalf of his colleagues to sustain the gains and to ensure that food is made available to the constituents at a cheaper cost.

2021 World Toilet Day Commemoration

World Toilet Day (WTD) is a day set aside internationally by the United Nations to create awareness of the value of toilets among the larger population in the sense that, lack of a safely managed toilet in one home can affect the health of the entire community. This day is to also draw the attention of Governments to adequately budget for sanitation and sanitation related services especially in the poorest and the most marginalized communities. This is also in line with the making of strong efforts to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 which is to ensure the attainment of Water and Sanitation For All By 2030.

It is for the above purpose that 19th November of every year has been internationally earmarked as the ’’World Toilet Day’’ and worth commemorating to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6).

The Theme for the 2021 World Toilet Day was ’’ VALUING TOILETS ’’ with the full support from the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources.

The Suame Municipal Assembly also commemorated the day with a float from Kronum through the principal streets of Bremang, Maakro, Suame Roundabout and then to the Jubilee Park, Kumasi to join the other GKMA Assemblies and dignitaries for the grand commemoration of the World Toilet Day celebration.

DATE      :   19th November, 2021

TIME      :  The programme Started as early as 7:00 am with a float.

 VENUE   :   Kronum, Maakro, Bremang, Suame, Anomangye and Jubilee Park, Kumasi where the grand commeration took place.


The entire programme including the float was fully participated by

  1. The Hon. Municipal Chief Executive of Suame Municipal Assembly ( Hon.Maxwell Ofosu Boakye).
  2. Municipal Coordinating Director (Mr. Johnson Nyarko ).
  3. Heads of Departments of the Assembly and staff.
  4. Assembly members and the Unit Committee members of the various electoral areas.
  5. Environmental Health Officers and Sanitation Guards of the Assembly.
  6. National Service Personnel and NABCO Trainees.
  7. And the general public

In all, the float was attended by about Two Hundred and Thirty participants ( 230) out of which One Hundred and Fifty Five (155) and Seventy Five (75) were females.


The main activities that were carried out includes a float in the Suame Municipality which started from Kronum through to the principal streets of Bremang, Maakro and Suame where there was sensitization, registration and distribution of flyers to market women, passengers and other community members. After the float, all the participants converged at the frontage of the Suame Municipal Assembly and headed to the Jubilee Park for the main event of the day.

As part of the commemoration at the event grounds, there was a speech delivered by the Hon.Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecelia Abena Dapaah on the purpose of the commemoration the World Toilet Day. There was a presentation of a brand new GKMA pickup with registration number GN9853-21and Two (2) motorbikes also with the registration numbers M-21-AW 9409 and M-21-AW 9410.

Attached are some of the pictures taken during the event.

Confirmation of Suame MCE

On Wednesday, 29th September, 2021 a Special Meeting was convened at the Assembly Conference Hall to confirm Hon Maxwell Ofosu Boakye as the Municipal Chief Executive following his nomination by His Excellency, the President of the Republic.

At the end of polls, all the twenty-five (25) Assembly Members voted YES representing 100 per cent of the total vote cast in an election supervised by the Municipal Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Seth Mensah.

In his acceptance speech, Hon Maxwell Ofosu Boakye expressed his appreciation to the President for the confidence reposed in him and the overwhelming endorsement by Hon Members to lead shape the course of the Municipality. He pledged to work wholeheartedly with all stakeholders to realise the vision of the President for the Municipality.

The meeting was well attended by the former Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Prof. John Osei Bobie Boahin, Traditional Authorities, Assembly Members, Heads of Department, Security Personnel, Party Faithfuls, Media Houses, Religious Leaders and Representative from the Regional Coordinating Council.

Hon. Maxwell Ofosu Boakye together with the other thirty-eighy (38) Chief Executives were later sworn into Office by the Hon. Regional Minister at the Yaa Asantewaa Building of the Regional Coordinating Council.

2021 Green Ghana Day

Following the National Launch of the 2021 Green Ghana held on March 23rd ,2021 by the Minister for the Lands & Natural Resources.  Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, the Executive Director of Forestry Commission directed the various MMDAS across the country to observe and celebrate the day with tree planting activities under the theme: ‘’ Forest Restoration, Planting Five Million Trees in a day’’.  The celebration was held on 11th June 2021 at Kantinka Dr. Donkor Fordjour Electoral Area in the Suame Municipality

The Forestry Commission supplied the Assembly with trees of varying species. The following institutions played a vital role in the exercise which included

  • Education Directorate
  • Forestry Department
  • Spatial Planning Unit
  • Nadmo
  • NCCE
  • Information Service

The Member of Parliament for Suame, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu joined hands with the chief and people of Breman to plant trees at Breman Cemetery. A total of 1,560 seedlings made of 500 mahogany, 400 ofram and teak respectively with 100 cassia, 50 coconut, akyee and flamboyant respectively and 10 royal palms were received and planted.

Handing Over Of Suame Municipal Office Complex

On Thursday, 3rd June, 2021, BB Viderk Construction Company handed over a 3-Storey Building Office Complex which was fully funded by the Government of Ghana to Suame Municipal Assembly.

Speaking during the handing over ceremony, the Contractor for the project appealed to the Assembly to take good care of the building and adopt maintenance culture that will prolong the life span of the building.

The Member of Parliament (M.P) for Suame Constituency, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu who was the special guest for the occasion thanked the Contractor for working within schedule and for a good work done. He said the construction of the building is to fulfil the government’s commitment to make decentralization a beacon of democracy.  The building provides a serene working environment required to motivate staff to pursue sound policies for socio-economic development of the people.

The office complex consists of offices for the Department of the Assembly, Conference facilities, and many other auxiliary facilities.

In attendance were the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Dr. John Osei Bobie-Boahin, Traditional Authorities, Assembly members, Clergys and Heads of Department.

Suame Municipal Assembly Inaugurates Zonal Councils – 2020

Suame Municipal Assembly inaugurates zonal councils

The suame municipal assembly has inaugurated its three zonal councils as per section 50 of the local government act 2016 act 936.

The councils are Suame, Maakro and Kronum. The Councillors were sworn in by his lordship fred obikyere of the Kumasi magistrate court.

In His keynote address the MCE DR. JOHN OSEI BOBBIE BOAHIN appealed to the Councillors to help improve revenue collection in the municipalty