The Asutifi North District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region is to reactivate a revenue taskforce, develop a data base for all businesses and introduce stickers for commercial vehicles to improve revenue mobilization for the districts development.
Furthermore, the assembly in its quest to boost cocoa production and create wealth for residents of the district, will distribute 1,000,000 cocoa seedlings under the governments free cocoa seedling project for the 2016 cropping season in addition to free mass cocoa spraying exercise and the provision of free fertilizers and other farm inputs.
Mr. Eric Addae, the District Chief Executive (DCE) made this known at the first session of the first ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Kenyasi in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He commended the previous assembly and the staff of the assembly for their hard work and dedication to duty inspite of several challenges and tasked the new assembly to learn from the experiences of the predecessors to advance the course of the district.
“The assembly will continue to execute programmes to ensure the long term vision of providing the requisite infrastructure that would guarantee quality of life for the people through the provision of essential services and the creation of an enabling environment to promote and sustain the development of the district is realized”, he emphasized.
On education, an amount of GH ¢ 20,000 has been paid into the Education Support Fund to support needy but brilliant students for the first term of 2015/2016 academic year and also make the construction of teacher’s quarters a yearly policy to ensure teacher accommodation problem is addressed.
Mr. Addae lamented the increase cases of theft and agitation by workers of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) over their condition of service and commended the District Security Committee (DISEC) for always acting swiftly to address their concerns.
He therefore appealed to chiefs in the area to collaborate with other stakeholders to make peace a development ingredient.
The Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Benhazin Joseph Daha, on his part tasked members of the assembly to make development of their various localities a priority to justify the confidence that electorates had reposed in them.
He explained the decentralization process emphasis is on fair bottom up approach to development and warned against partisanship and politicization of issues in their deliberations.