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23.11.2011 Politics

Assembly Members urged to support projects devoid of partisan considerations

By GNA
Assembly Members urged to support projects devoid of partisan considerations
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Nkroful (W/R), Nov.23, GNA. - The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has called on Assembly Members to support development projects devoid of partisan politics in a bid to spearhead the development of the country.

He said issues pertaining to development affected all hence it must be handled with passion irrespective of whichever government is in power.

Mr Buah who doubles as the Deputy Minister of Energy, was speaking at the Third Ordinary Meeting of the Ellembelle District Assembly at Nkroful.

He urged Assembly Members to complement the efforts of the Assembly by taking keen interest in revenue mobilization.

The MP implored them to be creative and devise strategies to factor businesses in their electoral areas into their development agenda and assured them of his support.

He reiterated the need to deepen democracy at the local level, adding that it was for such reason that government had introduced the composite budget and appealed to members to take keen interest and make inputs that would be useful to the District.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Mr Daniel K. Eshun in his sessional address, thanked the Assembly members for their sense of duty and urged them to do more to accelerate the pace of development in the area.

He indicated that government in consultation with the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana, (NALAG) had procured motor bikes for Assembly members to boost their mobility.

Mr Eshun said the gesture was also in fulfillment of government's pledge to deepen grassroots participation in local governance and expressed the optimism that the bikes would help Assembly members especially those in the hinterland to work effectively.

He called on them to use the bikes judiciously to ensure their durability and prevailed upon them to do the right thing, adding that they were peace makers and should not meddle in affairs that would put them in disrepute.

On education, he indicated that the Assembly had manufactured 800 dual desks for distribution to schools in the district.

He also pointed out that the Education Directorate had been allocated a brand new double carbin pick-up to assist them in supervision and monitoring.

The DCE indicated that beneficiary schools under the school feeding programme had increased from 5 to 13 which according to him would increase school enrollment.

Mr Eshun called on the assembly members to educate their constituents to be safety cautious ahead of the Christmas season.

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