Local Assembly acquires earth moving machine for road development

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly with the support of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has acquired an earth moving machine for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in the district.

The District Chief Executive, Mr Peter Light Koomson, who announced this at the second ordinary sitting of the Assembly at Ajumako said the machine worth GH¢380,000.00, would also render services to the people at a moderate fee.

It would be re-paid in two years from the Assembly’s Common Fund.

To ensure the effective management of the machine, a five-member committee has been tasked to supervise its use.

Mr Koomson said the Assembly owed contractors and other service providers to the tune of GH¢460,000.00 and called for pragmatic efforts by the Assembly to clear the debt.

The DCE said the Assembly’s financial position needed to be improved to enable it to get more funds for development projects to uplift the living standards of the people.

The DCE said from January to June this year, the Assembly generated a total of GH¢51,044.18 out of which GH¢43,169.66 had been spent.

Mr Koomson said the Assembly had decided to intensify the collection of property rates and appealed to the members and traditional authorities to support the efforts.

A bungalow for the District Medical Officer of the Hospital is under construction to help facilitate quality health delivery to the people, he added.

The Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr Albert Quainoo, entreated assembly members to educate their electorates on the need to honour their tax obligations.

He urged them to support the revenue collectors and also monitor their activities to prevent fraud.

Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, Member of Parliament for the area, called for unity and peace to foster the growth the district.

Source: GNA

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