Administration And Governance
The District Capital, Agona Nkwanta, is a lucrative centre for trade due to its large and vibrant market. A police post as well as a District Magistrate court in the town ensures that the law is enforced and interpretated well. In the same vain, issues pertaining to health care are dealt with, because of a health centre in the town. Agona Nkwanta also has portable and safe drinking water and an office of the electricity of Ghana. The Headquarters of the Ahantaman rural bank is also situated at Agona Nkwanta.
However, Telecommunication and ICT development in general is of a very low level at Agona Nkwanta though the influx of GSM networks into the district has somehow dealth with part of the problem. There are no land lines in the town because it is not connected to Ghana Telecom’s land line system Administratively, there are 26 decentralized departments, 6 Area Councils and 95 Unit Committees.
The total sum of the Assembly Members is 46; 30 of them are elected and 15 of them, appointed including the District Chief Executive. The MP is also an Ex-officio member. The District has only one constituency and thirty (30) electoral areas.
The communal spirit in the District is very high because the people participate actively in all developmental activities. The main festival in the District is the Kundum which is celebrated in August every year. The Kundum festival is a major unifying force because it brings together families and people in and outside the District. During this festive occasion, citizens contribute financially and other resources towards development projects.
The sub-district structures are not working as expected because of lack of remuneration, logistics and office accommodation. As a result of high rate of unemployment in the District, some of the youth are engaged in all kinds of social vices such as gambling, stealing, wee smoking and peddling.
Chieftaincy disputes are found in some areas in the District such as Egyambra Princess and Aketekyi. There is apathy among the people resulting in poor communal spirit. Majority of the people are reluctant to pay taxes due the Assembly to generate more local revenue to enable it undertake more development projects. There is communication gap between the Assembly and its stakeholders.
Date Created : 11/16/2017 6:07:12 AM