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13.02.2005 Regional News

New Amansie Central District taking its foothold

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Jacobu (Ash), Feb. 13, GNA - The newly created Amansie Central District Assembly with its headquarters at Jacobu is fast taking its footing due primarily to the co-operation the skeleton staff is enjoying from the Assembly members and the Jacobu community.

A visit by the GNA to the new Assembly on Friday revealed that it had really taken off with the staff showing abundant enthusiasm and commitment to their work.

At the moment work on the renovation and construction of temporary structures to house the Assembly had almost been completed. Key staff members like the budget, finance officers, project engineer and the rest who were at post had been allocated offices.

Mr Kwame Anning, one of the Assembly members in the Jacobu Township indicated the town's appreciation to the President for the creation of the new district.

"We have secured residential accommodation for all the staff and even some of the rooms are left unoccupied", he said, adding that, "any staff posted to the District will be accommodated since it is the staff that will facilitate the work of the Assembly".

Mr Anning said the task confronting him and his colleagues now was to educate the people on taxation to help improve the revenue mobilisation of the new Assembly.

"As a new District Assembly, we cannot rely solely on common fund for the development of the District", the Assemblyman stressed. He praised the staff for their willingness to work under such conditions and gave the assurance that they would always co-operate with the staff to enhance the development of the area.

When contacted, Mr Sarfo Agyapong Kantanka, the District Co-ordinating Director told the GNA that the success so far gained was the result of the co-operation from the Assembly members and the entire Jacobu community.

"In fact we have enjoyed tremendous co-operation from the Assembly members and the community", he said.

Mr Kantanka said it was through their encouragement that the new District had taken its feet on the ground.

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