Mr Opoku Donyina, Presiding Member of newly created Kintampo South District Assembly has lauded the creation of the district, saying it had brought remarkable changes in the lifestyle of the people.
He noted that development projects underway in the district's 135 communities would help improve the living standards of the people.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Jema, Mr Donyina said the projects covered areas including health, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and electricity.
The creation of the district has also led to the upgrading of Jema health centre into a hospital, he added and praised Dr Kofi Amoako, medical officer in charge, for his hard work.
The hospital currently serves patients from Sunyani, Techiman, Kumasi, Wenchi and Nkoranza.
Mr Donyina said some schools in the district had been provided with school blocks while the capitation grants had significantly increased pupils' enrolment but complained that only two schools were enjoying the national feeding programme.
He said communities such as Kokuma, Jema Zongo and Cherehi were being connected to the national electricity grid and called on Assembly Members, unit committees and traditional authorities to collectively initiate development programmes.