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ATEBUBU:Assembly winds up activities for the year
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The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly has held its Third Ordinary Meeting for the year at Atebubu.
Delivering his sessional address the District Chief Executive, Mr Sanja Nanja who described his speech as probably the last one thanked members and heads of department for the support accorded him.
On security he said the district was generally calm and peaceful.
The DCE described internal revenue generation as a source of worry and called for suggestions to reverse the trend. “Out of a total projected IGF of GH₵401,380 for 2012, a total of GH₵244.590.13 has been collected as at 31st October 2012 representing 61%”.
He stressed. On education he said the Assembly with support from its development partners like GETFUND and USAID has provided various classroom infrastructures at Beposo, Ahotor, Atebubu, Bompa, Seneso, Bolga Village, Fante New Town, Fanfour and Amantin.
Also the Amantin and Atebubu Senior High Schools have both benefited from a hostel block and a dormitory respectively while the two together with the training college have been provided with mechanised boreholes.
“The school feeding programme has been expanded from 20,628 to 23,122 pupils representing 12%”, he added.
On water Mr. Nanja expressed the Assembly’s frustrations with efforts at extending electricity to the pumping station to ensure regular flow of water adding that these problems notwithstanding the Assembly will work round the clock to ensure that this objective is attained as quickly as possible.
In the area of agriculture he said 108 farmers benefited from improved seeds and tractor services last year while 360 of them have been supported with same this year under the Savanna Accelerated Development Programme (SADA).
In a welcome address the Presiding Member of the Assembly Honorable Bawa Seidu congratulated members on their cooperation that culminated in the Assembly having three successful meetings in an election year a feat he described as unprecedented.
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