Central Tongu eighth Assembly inaugurated

By
Stanley Awalime, GNA

Adidome (VR), Jan.
24, GNA – Mr Sam Okudzeto, a Senior Legal Practitioner has inaugurated the
Central Tongu District Assembly.

The Assembly,
created in accordance with the 1992 constitution and local Government Act, 2016
(Act 936) has 40 Assembly members who swore the oath of secrecy and of office
at the inaugural ceremony held in Adidome.

Mr Okudzeto on
behalf of the President said, the functions of District Assemblies, as provided
by the constitution included; the formulation and execution of plans,
programmes and strategies for the effective mobilisation of resources for the
overall development of the District.

“Assemblies are a
critical part of Government, and have a role to play in ensuring that the
government delivers on its promises to Ghanaians. Together with your MMDCEs, I
charge you to advance the implementation of Government programmes in the
Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies”, he said.

Mr. Okudzeto said
the government had put in place programmes aimed at improving the welfare and
wellbeing of Ghanaians and urged the Assembly members to support the
programmes.

“Government has
launched, and is pursuing, a number of policies and programmes aimed at
improving the welfare and well-being of Ghanaians

including Free SHS,
“One District, One Factory”, “Planting for Food and Jobs”, Planting for Exports
and Rural Development, “One Village, One Dam”, amongst many others”, he said.

Mr Thomas Moore
Zonyrah, the District Chief Executive of Central Tongu District urged the
Assembly members to take note of the developmental projects ongoing in their
various communities and support the Assembly to achieve its vision for 2020.

“May I urge Assemby
Members to take note of the construction of CHPS compounds, rehabilitation of
feeder roads, improvement of BECE results, just to mention a few, to guide our
deliberations as our vision for the year 2020”, he said.

GNA