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04.03.2009 Politics

Assembly members urged to work harder to develop communities


The development of communities depends on the collective effort and positive contributions of assembly members,

Mr Augustine Essah, Magistrate of Nyinahin Court in the Atwima-Mponua District, on Wednesday said.

He has, therefore, called on assembly members to be dedicated and committed to government's decentralization policy by initiating more developmental programmes and projects to enhance living conditions.

Mr Essah gave the advice at the swearing-in of 14 new appointees of the Atwima-Mponua District Assembly at a meeting at Nyinahin.

He stressed the need for them to educate people on the importance of paying taxes in order to improve the revenue base of the assembly and enable it fulfil its development plans.

Mr Wilberforce Owusu Ansah, the out-going District Chief Executive, called on the chiefs and the people of the area to rally behind the new District Chief Executive, who would be nominated to steer the affairs of the District.

He warned them against rumour-mongering, back-biting, conflicts and other negative tendencies, which would affect the development of the District.

Madam Georgina Gyau, 46, and Alhaji Issaka Combat, 35, were later elected to represent the Assembly at the Ashanti Regional Electoral College.