Kpone, Sept 19, GNA – Decentralized
departments of the Kpone Katamanso District Assembly (KKDA) in the Greater
Accra Region do not have good offices to operate in.
The departments are currently housed in
unsuitable rented apartments scattered all over the District.
Alhaji Mohammed A. Yakubu, Kpone-Katamanso
District Coordinating Director, disclosed this during an orientation programme
for National Service Personnel posted to the district.
The 30 service personnel would work in the
various decentralized departments in the Kpone-Katamanso District for the
2016/2017 service year.
Alhaji Yakubu said a government funded
prototype office building which is under construction does not have enough
rooms to accommodate all the departments.
He lamented that the KKDA which was carved out
of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly in 2002, has been operating from a rented
bungalow for the past four years.
According to him, the area inherited from the
TMA was in such a bad state that it lacked the needed amenities.
He added that the KKDA had to choose between
the building of schools, health centres, provision of potable water, markets
among others, to the building of an ultramodern office complex.
Alhaji Yakubu indicated that his outfit only
depended on its Internally Generated Fund and the District Assemblies Common
Fund to provide all the social amenities and office accommodation which was not
He also complained of inadequate staffing for
the departments to effectively and efficiently discharge their duties.
The Coordinating Director therefore appealed
to government to provide the requisite logistics, offices and staffs for the
He educated the National Service Personnel on
their duties and encouraged them to give off their best during the service
period as their contribution to nation building.