Govt Needs Support To Develop Ghana … DCE Tells His People

MR. KAAKYERE Oppong Kyekyeku, the District Chief Executive of Afigya Kwabre in the Ashanti Region has challenged stakeholders in the various communities in the district to be development-oriented and support the move towards development, instead of depending solely on the government for development initiatives.

He said there was the need for stakeholders in the country to contribute their quota towards the development of the country, irrespective of which political party, religion or tribe they come from, as government alone cannot deliver on its promises of improving the living standards of the electorate without the individual support.

The DCE noted that if everybody should sit on the fence and watch the government to deliver without contributing their quota, then the nation cannot go anywhere, in terms of development.

Mr. Oppong Kyekyeku was interacting with Nananom and stakeholders during a separate public forum at Boamang-Maase, and its surrounding communities.

It formed   part of the assembly’s community durbar organized to discus and educate the residents on the layout plans of the assembly and government policies and programmes concerning the projects, to be executed and the expected role citizens had to play to enable the assembly realize its developmental objectives.

He commended Nananom for their continued support for government’s policies and programmes and urged them to do more in terms developmental project initiative to compliment the governments Better Ghana Agenda policy.

The DCE stressed the need for their contribution through revenue mobilization in their localities, as commitment in that regard was nothing to write home about, as compared to the government’s performance in developmental projects in the communities such as the construction of community centers, classrooms, bridges, extension of electricity through rural electrification project and the school feeding programme.

He presented three packets of roofing sheets and 50 bags of cement to complete a kindergarten in the community.

Nana Amoakohene, chief of Boamang, also commended the government through the Assembly for giving a facelift to Boamang and the surrounding communities, saying there is still more room for improvement.

He pleaded with the assembly to tar the main road and replace the old toilet facility which is in the deplorable state.

The chief also wanted the three public schools in the area to benefit from the school feeding programme, to help improve school enrolment.

Sulemana Dauda, an Assemblyman appealed to the Assembly to rehabilitate the collapsed vocational school in the area for upgrading to Senior High School.

He also called for attention of people living with disabilities in the area by giving them the needed assistance and involves them in decision making. 

He also lamented on the water system in the area as the pipes in the whole community were not properly fixed adding that Zoomlion was not effective in its operations resulting in in sanitation problems in the surroundings. He urged the assembly to prioritize those areas to save the communities.

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