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BIRIM S:DCE appeals for infrastructure
The Birim South District continues to battle with infrastructure to enable a number of government agencies and institutions to have conducive atmosphere to operate.
The situation exists in spite of considerable efforts made by the assembly in putting up structures for some of the agencies including the district assembly office.
Chief Executive of the district, Nana Baffour Mensah-Takyi disclosed that a lot of the infrastructure challenges confronting the district could have been addressed if the assembly had had seed money when it was created in February 2008. “Our parent Assembly which is now Birim Central Municipality Assembly weaned us off with only one pick-up and GHs1, 000.
He stated that currently, the assembly is spending so much on rented premises for its core staff or departments. These include accommodation for the District Chief Executive, District Coordinating Director, District Finance Officer, District Budget officer, District Planning Officer, District Works Engineer, Assistant Director and the District Directors of Education and Health, while the District Directorate of Education and Health Services all operating from rented premises.
The good news however, is that some infrastructure projects have been awarded on contract whilst others are ongoing to solve some of the deficits.
Since the assembly has a tall order of needs, the Chief Executive appealed to the Eastern Regional Minister, Victor Smith to assist the assembly to solve other challenges of a fire service station with accommodation for the staff at Achiase, police station for the district capital and Achiase with staff quarters for the personnel, school bus for the Akim Achiase SHS to enhance mobility of staff to their new site and district health service administration block.
Chief of the town Okotwasuo Kantamanto Oworie Agyekum III, Bosomehene also added her voice for improved basic social amenities including water electricity and improved road network.
He was unhappy how stated that lack of regular supply of electricity is seriously affecting regular water supply in to the communities and appealed for stand-by generators to help the pumping station to operate even when lights are out.
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