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09.08.2005 Regional News

Do away with laziness, absenteeism DCE tells workers


Nkoranza (B/A) Aug 9, GNA- Mr. James Appiah- Awuah, Nkoranza District Chief Executive, has cautioned workers to eschew lateness, absenteeism and apathy at workplaces, as such attitudes adversely affect productivity.

Addressing workers of decentralized departments of the District Assembly, he expressed concern about the attitude of some workers to place their personal activities above their duties at the workplace. The DCE exhorted workers in state organisations to serve in a way to commensurate the benefits they enjoyed.

Mr. Appiah-Awuah urged the staff of the Assembly to promote love, unity and cooperation to be able to initiate programmes that would help the people to improve their living conditions.

He asked them to support and advise him when necessary so he could perform to the expectation of the people and to promote the development of the communities.

The DCE urged heads of department to respect the views of their subordinates in order to win their confidence and support. "The District Assembly is doing its best to provide accommodation for heads of department serving in the area to make them feel happy to serve the district", Mr. Appiah-Awuah added.

Mr. Richard Hinneh, District Director of Health Service noted that diseases, including onchocerciasis, guinea worm, tuberculosis and buruli ulcer in the area needed prompt attention to check their spread among the people.

Currently, he said, St. Theresa's Hospital at Nkoranza, has admitted a buruli ulcer patient whose bills have accumulated to about 14 million cedis.

The District Director added that maternal mortality posed a threat to pregnant women in the district, saying as 12 maternal deaths were recorded in the district last year. He appealed to the Assembly to initiate programmes to support health delivery service in the district to save the lives of the people.

Mr. Anaclateus Fakoo Dorzie, District Coordinating director advised the workers to shun lackadaisical attitudes that could affect the development of the district.

He deplored the practice by some workers who refuse to come back to work after break, saying that was an offence.