The District Chief Executive for Birim North in the Eastern Region, Mr Paul Aboagye Dadzie, has assured the people in the area that the assembly would continue with its development agenda initiated by his predecessor. He said he would ensure that every community had its fair share of the national cake.
The construction of some of the social amenities initiated by his predecessor, Madam Mavis Ama Frempong, who had been elevated to the position of Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, had not been completed.
In his maiden tour of some of the communities in the area, Mr Dadzie stated that it was his responsibility to complete all ongoing projects.
He said the delay in construction works could be attributed to the eight-month-long election petition which he said 'blocked the clock of progress.'
Some of the places he visited were Okaikrom, Old Abenase, Mamanso, Abodom, Bepotumtum, Praso Kuma, Akrofonso, Amenam Mpitimpi, Old Abirem, Noyem, Kyenkyeku, Nyanfoman, Adausena, Asuobena and Ntronang, all very deprived communities where a number of social amenities such as school buildings were under construction.
'The assembly would have completed a lot of these projects but the election petition, which lasted for over eight months, stalled construction work on them, and now that it is over, these social amenities would soon be completed,' Mr Dadzie stated.
He appealed to the people to honour their tax obligations to support the assembly in providing social amenities for them.
For peace to continue to prevail in the area, Mr Dadzie advised the inhabitants to resolve all differences, especially land disputes through dialogue.
In some of the communities where there were junior high schools, the inhabitants called for the establishment of community senior high schools, while others without electricity asked the DCE to ensure that such communities would be connected to the national grid.
They also wanted a bridge constructed over the River Nwin to make it possible for the people to travel to towns and villages on the other side of the river.
At Noyem, the chief of the town, Nana Ofosu Kwani, appealed to the assembly to clear a huge refuse dump that had become an eyesore in the town.
By Takyei Boateng/Daily Graphic/Ghana