W AKIM:Upper West Akim District inaugurated
|Inauguration of new assembly|| |
Minister of the Interior, Mr. William Kwasi Aboah, on behalf of President John Evans Atta Mills inaugurated the Upper West Akim District at Adeiso, the new district capital.
He said that the government was providing more than 9,000 motor
bikes to all assembly members in the country.
Mr Aboah said the assemblies would also receive 42 million Ghana
Cedis seed capital, in the 2012 budget approved by Parliament.
“Additionally, they have been factored into the 2012 Common Fund
allocation formula and will also be factored into the District Development Fund (DDF) formula”, he said.
Nr Aboah said that each new district would witness the building of a
minimum of two Senior High Schools, a district hospital and provision of potable water, and electricity for the district capital, and second class access road to the district capital.
Mr. George Mensah Akpalu, West Akim Municipal Chief Executive, is
the Acting District Chief Executive for the Upper West Akim District.
He advised the chiefs and people and officials of the new district to
work as team to ensure the development of the area.
Mr Akpalu urged the people be part of the decision making process,
“so as to assume ownership of every public venture that the assembly
Mr. Eric Ansah Awuah, a District Magistrate, ushered assembly members for the 36 electoral areas with Mr. Kenni Tei as the first
Presiding Member, into office, when they swore the oath of office and
Mr. Salas Mensah, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper West Akim, said that creating a new district was not a joke, but a serious business.
He donated a pick-up vehicle and two motor bikes to the district
The assembly also took delivery of two brands of “YSS6 - Sinotruk”
Chiefs, representatives of political parties, head of departments,
workers, traders, farmers and people of the newly created district
participated in the inauguration.