COVID-19 CITIZENS’ UPDATE

The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of Ningo-Prampram is calling on every family in all communities to be STRONGLY ADVISED to find a separate room for any of their RELATION returning from OTHER DISTRICTS FOR A PERIOD OF 14 DAYS. During this period strict social distancing should be applied with the returnees. They should not mingle freely with anyone in their homes and need to be observed closely for any Fever, cough, breathlessness, sore throat and running nose.

If the above signs and symptoms are found, a visit should be made immediately to the nearest Health Centre for further advice and action.

If after the two weeks there are no signs of the disease, then they can now move freely among the household members.

This advice should be taken very seriously to protect the relations of returnees in particular, and other community members at large! Thank you!

NINGO-PRAMPRAM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SANITATION UNIT NEEDS YOU ALIVE…
LONG LIVE NINGO-PRAMPRAM
LONG LIVE GHANA.

DCE and Stakeholders Devise Measures to Combat COVID-19

The District Chief Executive of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly, Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku has held an emergency meeting with management and officials from the Health Directorate to devise proactive measures to protect the people in the community against the recent pandemic – Novel Corona Virus or COVID-19. The meeting was also to procure other essential equipment and items for the health workers in order to safeguard all lives in the District.

There is a provision to create holding areas (Isolation Centers) for all suspected cases to reduce physical contact with other patients and health workers. Various schools in the District would also be supplied with hand washing equipment and sanitizers. In line with this COVID-19 prevention, an Information, Education and Communication committee has been setup to speedily embark on vigorous education and sensitization programs on preventive measures the public can use to protect themselves.

As a matter of urgency, he tasked the District Health Directorate, the Education Service, the Environmental and Sanitation Unit, National Commission on Civic Education and the Information Services Department to commence education and sensitization in all communities, in various dialects for all to comprehend the gravity of the matter at hand.

A task force was also constituted to enforce the compliance to the presidents’ directives to suspend all public gatherings which includes churches, funerals, weddings and all other forms of social gatherings which has more than thirty (30) participants. The Ghana Police Service, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and other security services are fronting this task force to ensure the safety of the general public.

He assured that the GPRTU in charge of public transport has taken pragmatic measures to ensure the safety of all commuters. The union in the District is ensuring all drivers sanitize the hands of their passengers before boarding the vehicle. Any driver who flouts this directive would not be allowed to load passengers at the station.

As chairman of the committee, he called on all not to panic but remain calm and practice frequent hand washing, covering of mouth whilst coughing or sneezing and restrict themselves from unnecessary social gatherings. He assured that in the near few days local contact hotlines would be provided for suspected cases in the District to augment the national contact lines.

The Poly Clinic he said is prepared to handle all suspected cases professionally before transferring to Tema General Hospital or the Greater Accra Regional Hospital for treatment.

NINGO-PRAMPRAM DISTRICT FOLLOWS GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE TO DISINFECT MAJOR MARKET CENTRES WITHIN THE DISTRICT

The DCE for Ningo Prampram Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku has led a team of task force made up of the Military, Environmental Officers, Heads of Department, Ambulance Team, and other voluteers to disinfect the major trading centres by spraying with the chlorine medicine according to government’s directive to disinfect all markets within the Greater Accra Region on Monday, 23rd March 2020.

The areas visited were Prampram, Old Ningo and Abbey Korpe market centres.

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The team were in personal protective equipment; overall, hand gloves, and nose masks fully geared up for the exercise, all assembly cars were mobilized for the exercise which started at 9:30 AM.

Other measures put in place by management of the District Assembly has been the procurement of a number of sanitary equipment such as Veronica Buckets, liquid soaps disinfectants, tissue papers among others and placed at entrances of the Assembly Offices, all in the effort to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DISTRICT ASSEMBLY HANDS OVER A SIX UNIT TEACHERS’ BUNGALOW TO DISTRICT EDUCATION DIRECTORATE – January 19, 2020

The Ningo Prampram District has handed over a six unit Teachers’ Bungalow to the District Education Directorate. The gesture was in response to the call on the leadership of the community.

The District Chief Executive Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku, in a speech said, the gesture was among other things help reduce the attrition rate of teachers on posting to the Mangotsonya area.

He said Education is a backbone of every economy, and the District is doing its best in its infrastructural delivery to complement governments effort.

Reacting to some concerns the District Chief Executive said the school feeding programme will soon be expanded to cover the Mangotsonya Basic School.

He added that much attention will be given to the road network from Awhiam to Old Ningo which is about 7.1 kilometers to ease the plight of commuters. He talked about the improvement in the water system to get potable water to residents in the area.

He added that as the Assembly is playing its role, the communities must also help the Assembly by paying tolls and revenues due to help the Assembly do better, he urged the youth to be mindful about the fact that this year is an election year and they should not allow themselves to be used to foment trouble by any person for any political gains, he urged them to commit their time to learn and better their future.

The Chief of Mangotsonya, Nene Tetteh Amleh II was happy about the development, and praised the leadership of the Assembly for the project. He however called on the DCE and his leadership to help deal with the menace of teenage pregnancy which is at an alarming rate in his area.

He called on the students to concentrate on their studies to guarantee them a brighter future. He urged them to eschew pre-marital sex because “there is time for everything”.

The District Director of Education Madam Beatrix Ollenu, expressed her gratitude to management of the Assembly and Pledged the Project will be used for the benefit of all.

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17th Jan. 2020

DCE ENGAGES WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The management of the Ningo Prampram District Assembly has donated assorted items worth, over Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ȼ100,000) to Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) in the District. These items have been procured for these persons following the directive from the government to depart from disbursing cash grants to procuring items that can empower these persons economically and alleviate poverty in the long run.

To this purpose, the government has necessarily increased the disability fund from 2% to 3% of the District Assembly Common Fund. Each beneficiary was presented with items that they have personally requested for. Some of the items included bags of cement, charcoal, barbering machine with accessories, assorted lace fabrics, litres of oil, and bags of rice, beans and toiletries. The rest of the items included stationary, sacks of Gari, sugar and confectioneries for provision shops. Others also received plastic chairs and tables, vegetables, frozen fishes and chicken to aid them set up businesses that would fetch them income, periodically.

Preceding this donation, the Assembly had earlier donated similar items to PWD’s in the district as preliminary preparations towards economic empowerment. They received chest freezers, containers for shops, popcorn machines amongst others. These batch of items goes to reinforce the economic agenda that has begun in the lives of these group of persons. In line with education, the assembly procured a pack of Perkins Braille for one of the beneficiaries who is currently enrolled in the Akropong School for the blind. Two other students received two brand new laptops to assist them with their lessons.

In totality, eighty-six (86) persons with disabilities benefited from these items. The Common Fund Administrator has urged the Department of Social Welfare to register more persons with disability so that they can also benefit from this initiative to improve their living conditions.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ningo-Prampram District, Hon, Jonathan T. Doku, who presented the items, stated that the rationale behind this initiative is to eradicate all forms of poverty amongst the vulnerable groups and give them a sense of belonging. The DCE is of the expectation that they would prudently put these items to use, whilst the Almighty God bless all their efforts.

He acknowledged the government’s efforts in ensuring equity and fairness as well as improving the quality of life for all citizens irrespective of your social status.

He disclosed that the main challenge affecting the progress of the District is the poor road networks. He assured, that the Central Government has declared the year 2020 as the year for massive road works for which the District would receive its fair share.

In an interview with the beneficiaries, most of them disclosed that they are content with the items received. More importantly, they are desirous to commence their own businesses and earn “decent” incomes because it is dignifying than begging for alms on the street. Some trades they would be engaging in are; provision shops, barbering shops, hair salons, pepper mill operation, food joints, and cold store.

The brief donation ceremony was held at the forecourt of the premises of the District Assembly Annex, on 10th January 2020.

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ISD Ningo-Prampram

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Prampram

NiPDA ELECTS A PRESIDING MEMBER

Hon. Solomon Djangmah Assembly Member for Lower West Prampram has been elected as the Presiding Member for the Third Assembly of the Ningo Prampram District. He received an overwhelming 91% majority approval from the house. The other contestant, Hon. Nartey Mensah Nathan stepped down in support and approval for Hon. Djangmah to contest unopposed. He further urged his fellow members to vote massively for Hon. Djangmah.

Out of the thirty-four (34) members constituting the Assembly, thirty members (30) gave their approval to Hon. Solomon Djangmah. One member was absent for the voting and a rejected vote was recorded. One member has no voting rights. The third Assembly had earlier failed to elect a Presiding Member on the 24th of January 2020, at the inaugural ceremony of the Assembly Members. This second election is in fulfillment of the standing orders of the Assembly.

The Magistrate Judge, His worship John Evans Ocran Swore him into the office and immediately proceeded to preside over the assembly. He thanked the members of the assembly for the opportunity given him, to serve as a Presiding Member.

He appreciated the engulfing confidence reposed in him. He assured his colleagues that the welfare of all members, irrespective of one’s political affiliation, is his topmost priority. He entreated the members to work in unity devoid of partisan politics for the progress of the District.

The District Chief Executive Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku enjoined the Assembly to exist as a strong team with the interest of the District at heart. He reminded members that their call to duty is a call to serve with all humility and must not fail their electorates.

The Assembly proceeded to form the various sub-committees to commence their term in office. The District Coordinating Director Mr. Mohammed Ali Amadu, informed members that the Institute of Local Government and the Regional Coordinating Council would jointly conduct an orientation for them in the near future.

The elections were conducted by the District Electoral Commission. It took place at the District Assembly Conference Hall on Friday, 31st January 2020. The staff of the Assembly was present.

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Ningo-Prampram District
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THE THIRD ASSEMBLY OF THE NINGO PRAMPRAM DISTRICT INAUGURATED – 23RD January 2020

The third Assembly of Ningo Prampram District failed to elect a Presiding Member after two rounds of voting. The contestants, Hon. Solomon Djangmah (candidate 1) and Hon. Nartey Mensah Nathan (candidate 2) both failed to obtain the two-thirds majority approval of 23 valid votes from the assembly.

In the second round of the voting, candidate one obtained a total of twenty-two (22) votes whilst candidate 2 obtained eleven (11) votes. The first round saw three candidates contesting. Candidate 1, Solomon Djangmah obtained nineteen (19) votes, candidate 2, Norman William Jr had three (3) votes and candidate 3 obtained eleven (11) votes. Following this outcome, candidate 2 was eliminated from the second round.

According to the Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Charles Botchey Jr., re-elections for the Presiding Member position should be held within the next ten (10) days. Presiding over the elections, Mr. Botchey indicated that the inaugural and swearing-in ceremony is in fulfilment of section 6 of section 18 of the Local Government Act, 2016 (ACT 936).

Preceding this, the District Magistrate Judge, His worship John Evans Ocran swore into office the elected Assembly members together with the Government Appointees and the Unit Committee members.

In totality, thirty-four (34) members were sworn into the third Assembly of the District. This (34), consisted of the Member of Parliament for the District, the District Chief Executive, ten (10) Government Appointees and twenty-two (22) elected members.

Advising the members of the Assembly, the District Chief Executive admonished them to work assiduously and sacrificially for the development of the District. He congratulated the re-elected members and entreated them to bring aboard their rich experiences for the advancement of the Assembly.

Delivering an address at the ceremony, Dr. Anthony Insiah Asare, representing the President of the Republic of Ghana, charged the Assembly members to “advance the implementation of government Programmes in the coordinated programme of Economic and Social Development Policies 2017-2024.” He also urged them as part of their duties to work jointly with institutions such as land valuation division of the lands commission, which would allow them grow the internally Generated Funds of the district which is in line with governments’ efforts to enhance internal revenue.

Addressing the canker of haphazard springing up of slums and unplanned development, in the district, he urged the members to make use of the bye-laws in their various communities to ensure compliance with sanitation management and maintain a clean and healthy environment. He further tasked the assembly to explore avenues such as one District one factory to offer sustainable employment to the youth in the District.

He exhorted them to remain united, be devoted to their duties selflessly, be accountable stewards and participate actively at the assembly to deepen the decentralization process.

The Member of Parliament for the District, Hon. Sam George Nartey who graced the occasion congratulated the Assembly members. He, however, raised an anomaly in the constitution of the members of the Assembly. On his part, subject to the interpretation of article 242(d), the government appointees should not be more than 30% of the assembly.

However, the assembly has ten (10) government appointees instead of seven (7) violating the 30% constitution of the appointees. Nonetheless, the program proceeded smoothly.

The ceremony was also graced with the presence of other high profiled dignitaries including Mr. Abeeku Amissah the representative of the Greater Accra Regional Minister, the Traditional rulers led by Nene Tetteh Wakah III Paramount chief of Prampram and Nene Kanor Attipah III, Mankralo and Ag. President of the Ningo Traditional Council.

Nene Kanor Attiapah III advised the Assembly members to promote peace, eschew pride, land and chieftaincy disputes and work hand in hand with the traditional leaders.

The chairman of the occasion Nene Wakah III also admonished the members to maintain communication with their electorates to identify and prioritise their basic needs and also serve them better.

The ceremony took place at the forecourt of the District Assembly Annex, on Thursday 24th January 2020

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63RD INDEPENDENCE DAY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION COMMEMORATED IN THE NINGO-PRAMPRAM DISTRICT.

A total of 26 contingents led by the Ebenezer Methodist Church Brigade Band which put up a spectacular display and marched to the admiration of members present during the 63rd Independence Day Anniversary celebration held at the Anglican School Park in Prampram.

Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku the District Chief Executive in a speech read on behalf of the President of the Republic, congratulated all present in the district for such a day, he reminded them to be diligent in their dealings to keep the peace the district is enjoying especially in this election year, He said the day is a sacred day which needs to be celebrated by all around the country.

The DCE noted with concern the outbreak of the deadly corona virus which is now a medical crisis, the statement said following the outbreak on 7th February, there was the constitution of a high powered emergency response team monitoring developments on daily basis, and are putting the necessary precautionary measures in place, he however encouraged all to revisit the custom of shaking of hands and avoid doing so completely for now, he urged citizens to add prayers to the effort of the government to help improve the situation.

The statement paid homage to those who fought for the Independence of the country, and urged all to continue to protect the good fortune the forefathers left.

Accordingly, the country is in its 28th year of the Fourth Republic, noting that the country has had stable elections and therefore citizens should be proud of the liberal democratic path the country is treading.

Touching on the progress made in the area of improvement in the water system Hon. Teye Doku said 81% of people in Ghana currently now have access to potable water.

In the area of health, The DCE said measles which used to be a leading childhood killer disease is no longer the case and no child has died from measles in the past 17 years.

The DCE said Education has been made easier to access with the introduction of the Free Senior High School.

There has also been drastic improvement in the areas of environment, technology, creative arts, local foods and other sectors.

The statement further encouraged all citizens to build a consensus towards the prosperous, peaceful and happy Ghana.

The theme for the year’s celebration is “Consolidating Our Gains”

NINGO PRAMPRAM DISTRICT ASSEMBLY DONATES TOWARDS THE HOMOWO FESTIVAL CELEBRATION-26TH AUGUST

Chiefs and Elders in the two traditional councils have been urged to let peace reign in their daily endeavors especially on days leading to the celebration of the Homowo festival.

The advice was given by the District Chief Executive Hon. Jonathan Doku when management of the Assembly presented Homowo items to the two traditional councils.
The items consist of assorted drinks, bags of maize, gallons of palm oil, and bags of palm fruit.

Touching on traditional rites during the festival, the DCE said all the rites should be carried out but with security protection.
Nene Darpo I, Acting President of the Prampram Traditional Council who received the items on behalf of the council appreciated the effort of the Assembly towards the celebrations.

Other concerns were raised, and it came to light that a copy of minutes of all traditional council meetings should be forwarded to the Assembly for DISEC meetings.

A similar act was replicated at the Ningo Traditional council for the celebration.

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