Twifo Praso (C/R), April 5, GNA – The Management of Twifo-Atti-Morkwa District Assembly has increased the allowances of assembly members from GH¢25.00 to GH¢30.00 while the presiding member’s allowance has been fixed at GH¢200.00.
Allowances for sub-committee meetings have also been fixed at GH¢25.00 while the presiding member gets GH¢30.00 weekly fuel allocation for official duties.
Mr Bossman Osei-Hyiamang, District Chief Executive, who disclosed this at the General Assembly on Wednesday at Praso, said the increases followed recommendations by the Finance and Administrative committees of the assembly.
He commended officials of the Revenue Department for making a remarkable improvement in their revenue collection compared to last year.
Mr Osei-Hyiaman said out of the expected revenue of GH¢349,660.50 for the year 2013 an amount of GH¢56.160.52 has already been realized.
He assured them that he would vigorously pursue the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government political philosophy of transparency and accountability as embedded in social democracy and that Ghanaians would be provided with the basic economics and social facilities that would improve the quality of their lives.
On education, Mr Osei-Hyiaman said the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) records available left much to be desired and gave the assurance that the assembly would put in place the appropriate measures to address the situation.
He said educational symposium for heads of basic schools, colloquium with circuit supervisors , carrier and monitoring seminars for students as well as meeting with heads and staff if GES would be organised.
In addition, teachers’ educational workers award scheme, district-wide mock examination for all BECE candidates and comprehensive school visits to assess the performance of both teachers and pupils in the district would also be organised.
Touching on health, Mr Osei-Hyiaman said information reaching him showed that the district hospital lacked midwives and called for special support to some students at the community nursing school to encourage them to accept postings to the district after their training.
He said nurses and midwifery training school in the district had been upgraded to a fully-fledged nursing training school and offered diploma awarding courses in midwifery and general nursing as well as Health Assistant Clinical Certificate course and that the school would be given the necessary support to sustain it.
On the Better Ghana Agenda programme, he said more than 57 development projects, including classroom blocks, teachers’ quarters, dormitories, toilet facilities, markets and roads were being constructed in the district.