The Sekyere South District Assembly has asked its former District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Ben Abankwa, to return all assembly properties he allegedly took away from his official residence at Agona before leaving office.
The items include bed sheets, blankets, pillows, cooking utensils, cutlery, drinking cups and a deep freezer.
Consequently the new DCE, Mr Edward Kusi Ayarkwa, has not been able to move into the residence.
At a meeting of the assembly at Agona yesterday, Mr Ayarkwa said the absence of the items came to light when the officials of the assembly inspected the residence after the former DCE had provided inventory of items at the residence to the District Co-ordinating Director.
He indicated that the assembly would not countenance any acts that would soil its image.
Mr Ayarkwa announced that the district had been selected among others in the country to benefit from the District Development Fund.
“The amount to be provided to the assembly is quite substantial compared with other districts”.
The DCE acknowledged the importance of education in the development of the district and said that accounted for the importance the assembly attached to the sector.
Mr Ayarkwa gave the assurance that the government would do everything possible to ensure that all communities were connected to the national grid.
He urged the people to honour their tax obligations to the assembly so that it would continue to provide the needed development projects for the people.
Mr Ayarkwa indicated that the assembly received its allocations of the fourth quarter from the common fund for 2008 in April 2009. The amount was GH¢ 335,814.14.