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26.06.2006 Press Release

Adaklu Assembly Members Join Colleagues

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For the first time since the inauguration of the Adaklu Anyigbe district, 12 out of the 14 assembly members from the Adaklu Traditional Area attended its meeting last week. Two paramount chiefs of the traditional area were also represented.

Hitherto, the only chief who attended the assembly's meeting was the Paramount Chief of the Agortime traditional area, Nene Nuer Keteku III.

The District Chief Executive, Mawuli Kwami Dabi, who expressed his delight at the development during the assembly's sitting here said “all those trying to stir trouble within the district will soon be exposed since nobody can fight the central government.”

The chief and people of Adaklu traditional area refused to be part of the inauguration of the new Adaklu-Anyigbe District Assembly in 2005 due to the siting of the district capital at Kpetoe.

However, after months of disagreements, the chiefs and people of the Adaklu traditional area finally changed their mind and decided to join the assembly on Thursday, May 11, 2006.

Mr. Dabi said the assembly's revenue base was still low because some chiefs, elders, opinion leaders and the youth in some of the communities continued to refuse to pay taxes, resulting in the slow down of development projects in those communities, especially in the Adaklu traditional area.

He appealed to the chiefs to release land for development projects so as to create job opportunities for the youth and generate revenue for the assembly.

Mr. Francis Kwaku, the Presiding Member said the assembly had set up a committee to monitor the influx of Fulani herdsmen to supplement the efforts of the District Security Committee.

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