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14.09.2005 Regional News

DCE pledges to work extra hard

By GNA

Mamponteng (Ash), Sept.14, GNA - Alhaji Ahmed Akwasi Yeboah, Kwabre District Chief Executive (DCE) on Tuesday pledged to ensure equitable distribution of the district's resources in all electoral areas to enhance good governance.

Addressing the first meeting of the Assembly at Mamponteng Alhaji Yeboah said "I consider my confirmation as a magic wand to encourage me to work extra hard by harnessing the available resources for accelerated development."

"I owe you assembly members multitude of thanks for the confidence reposed in me by endorsing my nomination. You represent a pillar of support to lean on at all times and I am grateful for the trust you have in me", he said.

The DCE, however, called for total support and co-operation by all and sundry to steer affairs of the district for greater development. He said Government programmes and policies would facilitate accelerated growth when assembly members committed themselves to duty through hard work and strict discipline.

Mr Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwabre West called on the Assembly to update its revenue collection and asked assembly members to involve themselves in the mobilisation of revenue to develop the district.

He stressed the need for the Assembly to evolve strategies that would facilitate the smooth running of the Area Councils to ensure effective and efficient development and promotion of the decentralization process.

Mr Kofi Frimpong, MP for Kwabre East commended the DCE and the Assembly members for their good work an indication that the development of the district was in the hands of the Assembly.

"What the MP can do is to visit the Ministries and Embassies to lobby for projects but the greater part of the development process is done at the district level", he said.

Mr Frimpong stressed the need for the Assembly to have value for money in the development efforts so that the people would appreciate efforts of the Government.

He appealed to the Assembly members to mobilize people in their communities to assist the Police combat crime in the district. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Francis Kpornu Mensah, the District Police Commander called for logistic support in their efforts to fight armed robbery in the district.

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