From Musah Umar Farouq
A sixty-seven year old retired Educationist, Mr. W. W. Tengviel, has been re-elected Presiding Member of the Sissala West District Assembly.
Mr. Tengviel, the sole contestant, polled 26 votes from the 28 assembly members present at the election, which was supervised by the Electoral Commission (EC).
The election, which took place during the First Ordinary Meeting of the assembly at Gwollu, was witnessed by heads of departments and traditional rulers, including the Paramount Chief of the Gowllu Traditional Area, Kuoro Kuri Limann Buktie.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Tengviel thanked the assembly members for reposing their confidence in him for a second time, and promised to work on his shortfalls, in order to improve on his performance.
The retired educationist, however, called for unity and support from the assembly members to enable them to achieve their collective objective of developing the district.
Mr. Moses Dramani Luri, Sissala West District Chief Executive, commended the assembly members for the show of unity, and appealed to them to sustain that unity for the good of the assembly.
Mr. Luri’s address touched on the performance of the assembly in the areas of education, health, agriculture, security, water and sanitation, as well as revenue mobilisation.
The DCE disclosed that the district library complex had been completed and handed over for use, while nine other projects, including teachers’ quarters, office and residential accommodation, and rehabilitation of classroom blocks, were also executed with grants received by the assembly for passing the Functional Organisations Assessment Tool (FOAT) assessment.
On health, Mr. Luri said the Gwollu Health facility, which operated in the past without a doctor, was currently being manned by two doctors, who were being motivated by the assembly to stay in the district.
He said feeder roads were also being improved upon across the district to facilitate the free movement of goods and services, adding that the rural electrification project was also on course.
He appealed to assembly members to educate their constituents to wire their rooms in wait for connection to the national grid.
DCE Luri said also that the assembly had constructed an office and residential accommodation for the Ghana National Fires Service and the Ghana Ambulance Service in the district to enhance their work in fire fighting.