WORKS AND HOUSING MINISTER INSPECTS ONGOING NINGO SEA DEFENCE PROJECT

The Minister, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye, his Deputy and entourage paid a working visit to the District to inspect the progress of work on the sea defence project which commenced in 2019. At a meeting with chiefs and elders of the two traditional councils, the Minister told the traditional leaders how important the construction of the sea defence is to the government, he noted that the sod for the 5km project was cut in 2019 by His Excellency the President and it was prudent for him to be present to see the state of work.

He said the Country has a total of 550 coastal area, and two- thirds of it needs to be protected against sea erosion, he added that building a sea defence was a costly venture but the government is committed to construct them to protect the coastal areas including lives and properties.He called on the chiefs to help promote the benefits of the project for people to embrace the project to foster its completion soon. The GH₵ 300million Sea Defence Project which is 55% complete is meant to block the devastating effect of the high sea tides on the lives of people within the catchment area.

According to the Minister,the project is envisaged to be completed by December.The DCE Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku assisted the team to evaluate the project, the team was positive the project would be completed on schedule.

ISD-NINGO-PRAMPRAM

TUESDAY, 27TH JULY 2021

NINGO-PRAMPRAM AGRIC DEPARTMENT DISTRIBUTES 3,500 SEEDLINGS TO FARMERS AND INSTITUTIONS

The Agricultural Department of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly has distributed 2,500 mango seedlings and 1,000 coconut seedlings to 17 farmers and some institutions within 6 operational areas of the district to grow on a commercial scale. The gesture forms first part of the government programme dubbed “Planting for Export and Rural Development”. The DCE Hon Jonathan Doku, inaugurating the project, said the Programme is in fulfillment of the Government agenda, he said other tree crops such as cashew, palm tree were available however the coconut and mango seedlings are suitable for the area.

He urged the farmers to nurture the crops well so they grow to meet the objective of the project, noting that the district can only receive more crops if the first batch does well. He mentioned other projects such as the Rearing for Food and Jobs that will also be rolled out soon.

The District Director of Agric Prince Ofori-Boateng in a brief statement said the government intends to promote the planting of tree crops, which is directly linked to the 1D1F, he noted the District is the 4th among the 29 assemblies in Greater Accra to benefit from the programme, he urged the farmers to nurture the crops to grow to meet the objectives of the programme. He also applauded the effort made by the DCE for making the seedlings available early enough.

ISD-NINGO-PRAMPRAM

WEDNESDAY, 21ST JULY 2021

2ND BIENNIEL TRADITIONAL TALENT FESTIVAL (TRATALFEST 2021)

The centre for National Culture Ningo-Prampram District has held it’s 2nd Biennial Traditional Festival (TRATALFEST 2021) on Friday, 18th June, 2021 at the Prampram Education Directorate. “TRATALFEST” which is an abbreviation for Traditional Talent Festival came to light in 2019 to help identify and develop student talents through Arts and Culture.

The Culture Officer of Tourism and Culture for Ningo-Prampram, Madam Joyce Guddah in her speech stated that, Tratalfest was introduced to help young ones maintain and develop their culture and traditions and also aid in decreasing unemployment in the district by choosing talents pertaining to arts amongst the second cycle schools to be nurtured so that after school their interest will grow and develop.

This year’s Tratalfest dubbed “Identifying Student Talents through Art and Culture” came off with three second cycle schools in the district, Prampram Senior High, Ningo Senior High and Global Senior High showcasing their talents in traditional dance, drama, cook arts and craft work. Beautiful artifacts were exhibited amidst beautiful performances to mark the occasion. Addressing the students, the Chairperson for the program, Dr. Narh Hargue, a lecturer at the department of Dance Studies, University of Ghana and also an Artistic Director (Ghana Dance Ensemble, University of Ghana) urged them never to get tired because Arts to the African is a way of life and artist have a sacred duty to reflect life in all forms. He called on the Member of Parliament for the area to support students and youths who are artistically inclined for them to develop their skills and move the district forward.

At the end of the competition, Global Senior High with 88points came 1st in the traditional dance competition whiles Ningo Senior High and Prampram Senior High followed as 1st and 2nd runners up with 86 and 82 points respectively. With 73 points, Ningo Senior High came 1st in the drama competition whiles Global Senior High and Prampram Senior High took the 2nd and 3rd position with 72 and 66points respectively. Moving to the Cooking Arts and Craft Work, Global Senior High once again took the 1st position with 86 points followed by Prampram Senior High, 74points and Ningo Senior High 66points. Global Senior High School emerged as the overall winner and as part of the prize package; the students will undergo training with the University Of Ghana School Of Performing Arts. The Deputy Director for the Assembly, Mr. David Mawufemo Tuglo assured that the Assembly in collaboration with the traditional leaders and private organizations will continue to unearth the talents of young ones and support them to greater heights. The program was sponsored by Nene Tetteh Wakah III the paramount chief of Prampram traditional area and the Kingdom Books and Stationary Ltd.

ISD-NINGO PRAMPRAM

FRIDAY, 18TH JUNE 2021

TREE PLANTING CEREMONY COMMEMORATED AT THE EDUCATION DIRECTORATE IN NINGO-PRAMPRAM

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency Hon Samuel George has urged all residents of Ningo-Prampram to imbibe in them the habit of tree planting individually and institutionally, he said Parliament has attached a lot of importance to the day and therefore permitted all MPs to visit their various Constituencies to help plant a tree, in planting the seedling, the Hon. Member called for nurturing the seedlings to grow so by the next year it gives a shade.

The DCE Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku said the day was initiated by His Excellency the President for all to get involved to plant 5million trees, school children who were present were tasked to educate their parents not to cut down trees but continue to plant trees to improve the climate situation in our environment. He also called on estate developers to have a policy to green the area where they are building, and replant a trees that have been cut down.

The District Director of education, Sarah Adibroso also educated the children on the need to plant more trees and stop cutting them because the trees give us oxygen or good air to breathe.

The district has received 1,500 acacia and eucalyptus seedlings which will be given to individuals and institutions such as the Ghana police service, Ghana health service, electoral commission, and assembly member to plant in their communities.

ISD-NINGO-PRAMPRAM

FRIDAY, 11TH JUNE 2021

NINGO-PRAMPRAM DISTRICT LAUNCHES 30 DAY TO 2021 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS

The management of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly in conjunction with the Census Implementation Committee has launched the 30- day countdown to the 2021 Ghana Population and Housing Census (PHC) on Friday. The launch held at the Assembly Hall saw in attendance representatives of Civil Society Organizations, Assemblymen, Non- Governmental Organizations and Development Partners. The Population Census which normally takes place every decade as recommended by the UN could not take place in March 2020, since the previous one was in 2010 but for the COVID-19 pandemic which afflicted the global community last year, hence, postponing to this year. The Census slogan for 2021 is “You Count, Get Counted. The District Chief Executive, Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku, in an address said this year’s Census is the first fully digital Census to be conducted in the country as it will employ the use of tablets and the internet to capture and transfer information for the delivery of high quality and faster result to support the decision-making process.

This makes it very unique and different from the previous ones conducted. Giving the welcoming address, the District Coordinating Director, Mr. Mohammed Akape called on all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to fully support the Population Census programme as it will address the various data gaps needed for effective planning of sectorial programmes at the district level, help in planning for educational needs, allocation of health facilities and social expenditure and also help identify areas that need attention in the society. The Census programme, he said will provide an updated information on the population to help track progress made with regards to international, national, regional and global development goals. The District Census Officer, Mr. Christian Asare in his briefing on the Census explained that from the 13th of June to 20th June, enumerators will visit the various households and write serial numbers on the walls to identify the structures and from 28th June to 11th July, enumerators will visit households of the identified structures to collect information on all persons who spent the night of 27th June there.

On 27th June which is the Census Night, he said activities will be carried out in all communities, on social media platforms, TV and radio stations for all questions to be answered about the enumeration. It was revealed that the Census will cover all members of the society including the vulnerable and the disadvantaged members such as Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD), orphans, Street families and the likes. He assured that information collected will be handled confidentially therefore urged all to cooperate with the Census officers and provide the necessary and accurate information for the enumeration. He also called on all political and religious leaders, business communities, the private sector, the media as well as the civil society to use their various platforms to support the Census process for the development of the district and the country as a whole.

ISD/NINGO-PRAMPRAM

FRIDAY, 28TH MAY 2021

1ST ORDINARY MEETING OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 3RD ASSEMBLY OF THE NINGO-PRAMPRAM

A Member of the Council of State Hon. Enoch Teye Mensah has advised the Ningo- Prampram Assembly members to show tolerance and eschew divisiveness in their dealings in order to promote the development of the area. He was speaking at the 1st Ordinary Meeting of the 2nd Session of the 3rd Assembly.

Hon. E. T. Mensah, Member – Council of State

Sharing some experiences from his days as a Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency for 20 years, Hon. E.T. Mensah enlightened the Assembly that things go contrary to expectations when planning goes ahead of development instead of the other way round so there is the need for governments to plan development infrastructure ahead of the citizens in order to have well panned cities. The District Chief Executive Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku outlined many plans envisaged for the district going forward such as the construction of infrastructure on health, schools, markets and sanitation all in the effort to make the District better.

The Assembly deliberated on matters such as the Planned City Extension Project in Ningo-Prampram, a private led project which was adopted like the One District One Factory (1D1F) project to enhance the quality of living through the acquisition of affordable housing by lower and middle income groups with adequate infrastructure and services. The Project Coordinator, Mr. David Aidoo explained that the project has to do with the construction of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which will be on a rent to own basis where an initial deposit of 3,000 Ghana Cedis will be made and remaining payments made up to a maximum of 25yrs. He revealed that site clearing is on-going for the commencement of the project. Addressing the water challenges within the district, the District Distribution Officer, Mr. Ebo Anaafi Bediako unfolded that lots of extensions have broken down and the water pressure is low so water cannot get to remote areas. He expressed a major concern about buildings on water lines especially in Ningo, noting it as a contributing factor to the water challenges in the area.

He therefore encouraged individuals in the district to adopt the habit of storing water to save them the struggle of getting water when there is water shortage while hoping for the situation to improve. He also called on the Assembly to provide poly tanks for various schools to store water. The meeting ended with several issues dispassionately discussed and recommendations made for a way forward.

ISD-NINGO-PRAMPRAM

THURSDAY, 29TH APRIL

STATUS OF COVID-19 AND VACCINATION EXERCISE IN THE NINGO-PRAMPRAM DISTRICT

The Ningo-Prampram District has recorded 478 confirmed cases of covid-19 since the rise of the pandemic in March 2020 in Ghana. For the year 2021, the District has recorded 188 covid cases. More importantly, the rate of infection has declined steadily with a zero active case as at Tuesday, 27th April 2021.During the vaccination exercise in March this year, a total of 1,013 community members and health workers were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. The inadequate vaccines received were all exhausted even though public interest and participation was low. Disturbingly, adherence to the safety protocols has been ignored by a majority of the community members. The wearing of the nose mask, social distancing and frequent washing of hands have all been ignored. Local Ceremonies and traditional rites are being celebrated in large gatherings without adherence to the safety protocols. There is the need for an intense public re-sensitization on this subject matter to prevent a spike in infections. A continuous awareness creation on the effects of covid-19 and the cost involved in its treatment is recommended to help community members understand the need to protect ourselves. The District Health Directorate is urging the public to adhere strictly to the COVID- 19 safety protocols, so as to maintain the zero active case recorded.

DCE FOR NINGO-PRAMPRAM URGES ASSEMBLY MEMBERS TO PROMOTE PEACE WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

Newly inaugurated Assembly Members of the Ningo Prampram Assembly have been called upon by their District Chief Executive (DCE) to peacefully co- exist with the Chiefs and Elders of the Two Traditional Councils especially as the Country enters the electioneering season, he said there is the need to use every available platform to preach peace. Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku added that in the year, there had been special police and military interventions that helped to forestall security challenges, and that singular intervention has placed a toll on the financial laurels of the Assembly.

The DCE said this in his Sessional Address at the Second Meeting of the First Session of the Third Assembly of the Ningo Prampram District Assembly. The DCE reminded the Assembly members who were inaugurated on the 23rd January this year following the December 7, 2019 District Level Elections that the Section 28 (1) and (2a) of the Local Governance Act 2016, gives him the right to brief the “House” on Government policies as well as on the status of policy planning and implementation in his tenure of office. From 2017 to date, Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku updated the Assembly in the sectors of Social Welfare, Education, Health, Security, and in other important sectors.

ADMINISTRATION

The DCE over the years has overseen the day to day administration of the District and as a result many successes have been attained.

HEALTH

The DCE outlined the effort made as far as the Covid -19 pandemic is concerned and the successes that were chalked, according to him, measures were put in place to control and prevent the spread of the pandemic, there was the formation of the District Emergency Public Health Committee (DPHEC)and the team was tasked to distribute veronica buckets, and sanitary items to various public places such as markets, lorry, okada taxi stations, to promote hand washing, several sensitization and public announcements were carried out in every corner of the district as public education all in an effort to control the spread of the disease. According to him, the district over the years has made a positive impact in the areas of, Malaria and cholera, reduction and prevention, however HIV/AIDS continues to dominate the district, he called on members to liaise with Chiefs, Peer Educators, and Health Personnel to continue to promote publicity on covid-19 and its protocols and also HIV/AIDS prevention. There was also the construction of 2 CHPS Compounds in Mobole and Ayetepa all in an effort to promote the health of the constituents in the district.

EDUCATION

The attention of management over the period has been focused on the provision of critical educational infrastructure such as the provision of school buildings and furniture. In all 14 schools have been either completed or at their advance stages of completion. In the area of furniture supply, there was the distribution of dual desks, teachers tables, Kindergarten tables and chairs ,and Junior High School tables and chairs .In all 53 schools benefited from the supply of the furniture,

SOCIAL WELFARE

The Assembly through its relevant department has offered social welfare services, in all, 36 communities with a total number of 1,183 beneficiaries have benefited from the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme, and with the School Feeding Programme, a total of 6790 pupils benefited from 20 schools

SECURITY

The DCE in his remark thanked Security Personnel, the Police, Military, BNI Fire Service for conducting regular patrols to control crime and taking prompt actions on information about criminal activities and chieftaincy issues he called on them to keep up the good work.

AGRICULTURE

In the area of agriculture, Hon, Jonathan Teye Doku remarked that agriculture has created about 35% of jobs for both the youth and elderly, it has also contributed substantially to the district’s GDP and food security. He used the opportunity to invite all present to grace this year’s district Farmers Day Celebration which will be held in Tsopoli.

PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED FROM 2017 TO 2020

A total of 38 projects were implemented during the period, ranging from the construction of a 3- Unit Bedroom Semi-Detached Teachers Bungalow, Completion of a 3-Unit Classroom for Islamic School at Prampram, Construction of 12 Seater Toilet Facility for Prampram SHS, Rehabilitation of Office for MASLOC (New Ningo) Renovation of Area Council Office Block (Old Ningo) Construction of Market Sheds at Miotso, Prampram, Old Ningo among many other important projects. Most of the projects are completed, and others ongoing. The Presiding Member for Ningo-Prampram, Hon. Solomon Djangmah cautioned workers to exhibit professionalism in their field of work, he called on technocrats to do their best to submit documents early enough to enable Assembly Members have a fair idea on documents so they can make meaningful contributions during meetings, he added that technocrats are supposed to help the political leadership achieve their goals.He also cautioned the Revenue Taskforce of the Assembly and the Internally Generated Staff (IGF Staff) to be professional and perform the work for which they are being paid, in order to promote development in the area.

The meeting witnessed the approval of a number of important documents such as the 2019/2020 Reviewed Budget, the 2020/2021 Composite Budget, the Model Standing Orders of the Assembly and the Fee Fixing Document. The New Coordinating Director of the District, Alhaji Mohammed Avona Akape also gave meaningful advice that would go a long way to advance the betterment of management and staff.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020.

ISD, NINGO-PRAMPRAM

DCE DONATES 500 TABLES AND CHAIRS TO THE EDUCATION DIRECTORATE-1st October 2020

The District Chief Executive for Ningo Prampram Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku has once again fulfilled a promise he made when he assumed office in 2017 to provide a thousand (1,000) pieces of school desks each year to schools in his jurisdiction. Already close to 4,000 school desks have been distributed to various schools. He made the statement when he handed over 500 pieces of tables and chairs to the Education Directorate for onward distribution to schools in the district on Thursday, 1st October. He urged the directorate to impress upon the teachers to help take good care of the furniture. He added that the Assembly through the vision of the government is committed to invest in education both infrastructure, and human resource to among other things better the performance of students. The DCE also mentioned the inclusion of nursery schools in the 2021 budget of the Assembly so they can also benefit from the Assembly’s projects in the district. Receiving the donation, the District Director of Education, Madam Beatrix Ollennu, expressed her gratitude for the donation and commended the Assembly for its unreserved passion for the Educational Sector in the district making references to other projects by the Assembly such as the construction of an 8 bedroom teachers bungalow at Prampram Senior High School, construction of classroom blocks, the cutting of sod for a six unit classroom block amongst others. The NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for Ningo-Prampram, Mr. Alex Martey, who was also present for the donation said the donation shows how committed the Government is to improve the educational sector in the country. He therefore urged that the President is given another chance so that he can do more in order to fulfill his vision completely.

BY: ISD, NINGO-PRAMPRAM

1ST LADY H. E. REBECCA OKAIKOR AKUFFO-ADDO PAYS A WORKING VISIT TO NINGO-PRAMPRAM DISTRICT

The First Lady H.E. Rebecca Okaikor Akuffo-Addo on Friday, 21st August presented items to the Ningo and Prampram Traditional Councils as the two traditional areas prepare to celebrate this year’s Homowo festival. The items comprised bags of palm fruit, assorted drinks, and bags of maize, gallons of palm oil and an undisclosed amount of money each traditional area. The First Lady also together with the Chiefs and people of Ningo cut sod for the construction of the 2nd phase of the 40 shed Old Ningo market, and the construction of a Maternity Block. The first lady also cut a sod for the construction of a 6-unit classroom block at Peace-Be, Community 25. She was accompanied by some Ministers of State, and Government Officials, she was well received by the District Chief Executive, Hon. Jonathan Teye -Doku, Chiefs and elders of the two traditional councils, staff of the District Assembly and the General Public.

ISD, NINGO-PRAMPRAM

21-08-2020