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12.08.2005 Regional News

DCE calls on heads of departments to motivate staff


Nkoranza (B/A), Aug. 12, GNA - Mr James Appiah-Awuah, Nkoranza District Chief Executive, has urged heads of decentralized departments in the area to motivate their staff to render active and selfless service towards the development of the district.

Mr Appiah-Awuah was addressing a meeting with about 30 heads of department at Nkoranza during which he was officially introduced by the District Coordinating Director, Mr Anacletus Faako Dorzie.

He expressed grave concern about Nkoranza's under-development, saying, the standard of education was low, whilst a number of social amenities were non-existent in the communities.

The DCE stressed the need for the heads to use their rich knowledge and experience to sensitise the people on their civic rights and responsibilities.

Mr Appiah-Awuah advised them to be disciplined and to lead lives worthy of emulation, as role models to command respect from their subordinates and the people.

Mr Appiah-Awuah called on the heads to support and cooperate with him and to advise him in the discharge of his duties to the expectation of the people.

"Heads of department should ensure that their staff report to work on time, daily and also to stay at their work places to increase productivity to enhance the development of the district", he added. Mr Kwabena Agyemang-Badu, District Director of Education in a brief report about education in the district announced that the low and poor standard of education in the area was improving.

Nkoranza District placed 74 out of the 110 districts in the country in last year's Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Mr Agyemang-Badu commended the District Assembly for offering financial support towards the organization of Science Technology and Mathematics Education clinics and best teacher award programmes, noting that, such efforts were promoting education in the district.

The District Director commended the Assembly for offering sponsorship to teacher-trainees, saying, the scheme was in the right direction as Nkoranza had more than 500 pupil teachers.

Mr Agyemang-Badu appealed to the District Assembly to help construct teachers' bungalows in deprived communities as the lack of accommodation made teachers to refuse postings to such area. Mr Patrick Yeboah-Asuamah, District Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) noted that parental neglect was a major problem facing Children, especially children from broken homes in the area.

He called on the Assembly to provide financial support towards the organization of educational programmes to sensitise parents on their roles and responsibilities in the upbringing of their children.