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