Twifo Herman-Lower Denkyira Assembly approves composite budget for 2012

The Twifo Hemang-Lower Denkyira district assembly on Monday approved a composite budget of GH¢5.9 million for the 2012 financial year.

The nod was given by members of the assembly at an ordinary meeting held at Praso, during which the assembly members appealed to the Government to increase the allowances of cocoa spraying gangs.

According to the Assembly Members, the allowances given to the sprayers were woefully inadequate as a supervisor of the gang took home GH¢60.00 while a sprayer received GH¢55.00.

In his address Mr Foster Joseph Andoh, Distcrict Chief Executive (DCE) for the area said the assembly had so far collected 92 per cent of its internally generated revenue target for the current year.

He said GH¢341,709.56 of the GH¢369,766.00 projected by the assembly for the year had been realized as at the end of September 2011, and commended the House for a good job done.

Other areas he touched in his address to the Assembly were Education, Health, Sanitation/ Environment, Agriculture among other programmes.

On education, the DCE regretted that eight schools scored zero per cent in the BECE this year and called for measures to be put in place by the assembly and stake holders to help address the situation.

Mr. Andoh also told the house that government has implemented the thirty per cent admission criteria for students in Senior high Schools and appealed to members of the Assembly to educate their people to give their children higher education.

On health, he said two Cuban doctors had been posted to Twifo Praso District  Hospital to support the only doctor who had single handedly worked tirelessly to save lives in the district.

He announced that the yellow fever immunization would commence in December this year and urged the Members to inform their electorates for them to patronize it.

On sanitation and environment, the DCE said efforts were being made to relocate the various offices at the old council building which suffered periodic flooding during heavy downpours.

He said the government intended to award contracts to reshape all feeder roads  within the district by the end of the year and thanked the assembly members for their cooperation and entreated them to work as a team to improve the living conditions of their people.

Source: GNA

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