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30.09.2008 Politics

DCE sacrifices his bungalow for the construction of a school

By gna

The Bawku West District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Desmond Bugbilla, has sacrificed the construction of the DCE's residence for the construction of a primary school for two communities in the district.

Mr Bugbilla, who is living in a facility acquired by the assembly, told the Ghana News Agency that since the assembly was carved from the Bawku District about two decades ago it has not been able to construct a residential facility for its DCEs.

This came up at the second ordinary session of the assembly at Zebilla.

He said a resolution was therefore passed by members of the assembly for the construction of the facility at one of its sittings “but I had to sacrifice for two sister communities, Gbere and Taricom, which have lack a school.

In view of the DCE's request, the assembly is conducting feasibility studies on the schools project for the work to start as soon as possible.
The assembly resolved to uphold the peace and ensure that politicians eschew intolerable and provocative language before, during and after the 2008 general election December.

The Assemblyman for the Soogo electoral area, Mr. Moses Aduk-Pam, said there was the need for members to educate the electorate in their areas to appreciate the need to tolerate one another and avoid personal attacks.

“Elections will come to pass, we as a people and the assembly will continue to exist. Let us consider the volatile situation of our neighbours and put our hands on deck to build a peaceful and conducive environment for all,” he said.

The Presiding Member (PM) of the assembly, Very Reverend Dr. Jacob Ayeebo, said the district was succeeding in its development efforts in view of the fact that members continue to relentlessly make input during deliberations.

He noted that the future successes of the assembly greatly depended on the drive, commitment and success of the private sector and appealed to members to help create a positive environment and stimulate a business climate in which the private sector could generate sustainable wealth and employment opportunities for the people in the district.