Bongo District Assembly inaugurated | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

Anthony Apubeo, GNA

Bongo (UE), Jan 24,
GNA – The Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region has sworn in new
members of the Assembly to steer the affairs to of the district for the next
four years.

The Assembly
comprised 38 elected Members and 16 government appointed members who would
together work with the District Chief Executive and Member of Parliament for
the area.

Speaking on behalf
of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, after inaugurating the Assembly in
Bongo, Mr Frank Fuseine Adongo, the Upper East Deputy Regional Minister,
entreated the Assembly members to support to implement government’s social
interventions such as the Planting For Food and Jobs, One District, One
Factory, the Free Senior High School Programme among others to improve on the
quality of lives of their people.

He said as Assembly
members, they were mandated to formulate and execute plans and programmes that
would help accelerate the growth of the District and urged them to bury their
political differences.

He urged them to
support the vision and mission of the Assembly with innovative and proactive
ideas to help improve the Internal Generated Revenue of the assembly to
undertake development projects.

He encouraged the
assembly members to be diligent, transparent and constantly engage the
electorates to know more about their needs to inform their lobbying

Mr Peter Ayinbisa,
the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bongo, who is also the 2020 New
Patriotic Party Parliamentary candidate, congratulated all the Assembly
members, elected and appointed and reiterated the need for them to bury their
political differences and work together to fast-track the development of the

He said the
Management of the assembly would do all it could to support the Assembly
members to discharge their duties effectively and told them that the Assembly’s
job was sacrificial without emoluments or salaries.

Whilst stressing the
need for them to rekindle the communal spirit among them, the DCE appealed to
the community members not to expect too much, in terms of personal needs, from
the assembly members since they were not paid salaries.