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16.08.2005 Regional News

DCE expresses concern about indiscipline in Hohoe


Hohoe, Aug 16, GNA - Mr John Peter Amewu, Hohoe District Chief Executive (DCE), has expressed concern about the upsurge of indiscipline and lawlessness in Hohoe and said this could be seen in all spheres of life.

He said indiscipline is exhibited on the road, in economic activities and in churches.

Mr Amewu, who said this in his maiden session address to the Hohoe District Assembly, proposed the formation of a 10-member taskforce to augment the efforts of the security agencies in the maintenance of law and order in Hohoe and other towns in the district.

He said the district would participate in this year's sanitation contest at the regional and national levels and pledged to sustain and support the monthly general clean-up exercises with strict adherence and enforcement of sanitation byelaws.

Mr Amewu said the Alavanyo-Nkonya conflict, which is a drain on the finances of the assembly, continues to be a major security problem and that the District Security Council was constantly reviewing the situation and appropriate actions would be taken when the need arises. He said the assembly was collaborating with some German tourism consultants to re-package and market the enormous tourism potentials of the district.

On the fallen standards in education, Mr Amewu said the assembly would implement programmes that would boost morale and rejuvenate science, technology and mathematics clinics and best teacher/pupil-students awards.

The assembly would institutionalise mock examinations and would offer scholarships to needy students in second and tertiary institutions.

He said plans are rife for the assembly to acquire adjoining parcels of land around the Hohoe Lorry Park and market to expand them. Mr Albert Agra, the Presiding Member, called for the revitalising of all sub-committees to propel the development agenda of the assembly. 16 Aug 05