Aug. 30, GNA – The West Akim Municipal Assembly has moved to implement
proactive measures to help curb all forms of social vices identified to be the
major cause of high school drop-out and poor academic performance of school
children in that area.
Mr. George Mensah
Akpalu, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said such interventions would help
combat criminal activities that usually take place at game and betting/gambling
centres, video centres, night clubs and pubs which places are patronized by the
youth, especially, school-going children.
third ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Asamankese, in the Eastern Region, he
said the measures are also geared towards ensuring a peaceful atmosphere on the
Municipality in the lead up to the presidential and parliamentary
Mr. Akpalu said
while the Assembly was undertaking repair works on all faulty street light, it
is also extending street lights to areas without street lighting system to
improve night-time illumination.
“The police would
be resourced with vehicle and fuel to assist “Watch Committees” in all the 32
electoral areas, to tackle criminal activities” he added.
As part of the
education delivery enhancement efforts, he said, the Assembly was
rehabilitating and refurbishing with standard mono desks, the deplorable West
Africa Examination (WAEC) at Osenase and Brekumanso.
In addition to
this, the MCE said the Assembly was contacting the GETFund to and for
assistance to complete an abandoned girls’ hostel at the Asamankese SHS,
renovate the ground floor of a 12-Unit classroom block and provide a poly-tank
to harvest rain water.
Touching on revenue
generation, he said, the Assembly was constructing 76 lockable stores at
Asamankese Market “B”.
“The Assembly would
also receive a total of GH₵64,274.38.00 as outstanding “public toilet user fee”
for the 2014-2016 period from the contractor managing the 14 toilet facilities
The MCE disclosed
that fencing the Asamankese cemetery, creation of temporary check points and
barriers at vantage points for recalcitrant drivers, and the development and
viability of the Kobriso Waterfall, were the top priorities areas in the
Assembly’s revenue generation agenda.
It would be
recalled that during this year’s independence celebration, the assembly
presented 200 Ghana Cedis cash to 17 students each who obtained between 06 and
09 aggregate in the 2015 BECE examination, and also awarded certificates to 10
best schools, to help boost the students’ performance and the schools’