Saturday, September 1, 2007
Assin South to involve chiefs
- In award of contracts
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Assin South, Ms. Millicent Alice Kuranchie, has promised to include chiefs in the award of contracts by the district assembly in their communities.
That measure, she added, would encourage the traditional rulers to get actively involved in the supervision of projects to ensure their early execution and to avoid shoddy work.
Speaking during an official visit to Assin Adiembra, Ms. Kuranchie observed that awarding contracts without the involvement of chiefs made the contractors to disregard the sentiments of the communities in which projects were being executed.
She urged chiefs to institute festivals to mobilize their citizens residing outside to contribute to contribute to the development of the communities.
“Festivals can be used to raise funds for development,” the DCE stressed, and expressed regret that the people of Assin did not come to celebrate.
She appealed to the chiefs and people of the area to consider the re-introduction of the traditional “Nnoboa” system of the past.
The District Disease Control Officer, Mr. Ken Briku, said three Community-based Health Planning Service zones had been created to make healthcare delivery accessible to the people, and urged the communities to provide accommodation for additional ones to be established in their areas.
The District Director of Agriculture, Mr. Philip Awuah, commended the mass cocoa spraying gangs in the area for their hard work and dedication to duty.
The Assembly Member for the area, Mr. Derrick Owusu-Ambrose, called for the division of the electoral area into two to ensure effective administration.
He stated that even though the town had been connected to the national grid, only few areas were enjoying the facility, and appealed for the extension of power to the other parts.
Mr. Owusu-Ambrose, who is also the Senior Pharmacist of the Agona Swedru Government Hospital, appealed to the government to provide the town with potable water.
The Krontihene of the town, Nana Kwasi Nti 1, complained that the lukewarm attitude of the contractor tarring the Assin Foso-Twifo Praso road passing through the town had delayed the project.
The DCE paid similar visits to Kwame Amoabeng, Gyinabode Bankyease, Sesekor Framoase, Asamankese, Achiase and Atobiase. - GNA
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