Sunday, September 7, 2008


THE Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Offinso, Mr F.K. Amponsah, has called on Ghanaians to be appreciative of what the government has done to improve their living conditions within the period of less than eight years and stop the unfounded allegations that tend to negate its good work.
He expressed regret about the negative political and tribalistic comments that sought to negate the good work the government was doing in the municipality and said, "We must show appreciation for what the Kufuor government has done for us".
Mr Amponsah stated this when he addressed separate durbars in some communities around Offinso as part of his tour of the municipality. The tour took him to communities including Asamankama, Saboa, Dentin, Antoa and Agyeimpra and the MCE took the opportunity to explain government policies and programmes to the people.
Among the policies and programmes the MCE touched on were the National Health Insurance Scheme, the School Feeding Programme, the Capitation Grant, the National Youth Employment Programme, and the mass cocoa spraying exercise.
Mr Amponsah said tribal politics was dangerous for national unity and development and stressed that Offinso deserved what was good and not tribal politics.
He announced that the government had secured funds for the rehabilitation of Offinso town roads and the contract had been advertised already.
The MCE also disclosed that the assembly was discussing how to address the water and sanitation problems in the communities.
He said it was disgraceful that a community like Asamankama, which is virtually part of Offinso, uses a stream as their source of drinking water.
Mr Amponsah, who took office about four months ago, warned that he would not tolerate lawlessness and that anyone who decided to take the law into his/her own hands would be dealt with by the law.
He said the assembly had distributed 125 electric poles to some communities to facilitate their connection to electricity.
Mr Amponsah announced that the Anyinasuso–Kyebi road was to be tarred as part of the cocoa roads rehabilitation project and urged the people to rekindle their communal spirit to complement government's efforts at accelerating the development of the communities.
During open forums in the various communities, the people appealed for potable water and KVIP toilets.

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