Thursday, October 22, 2009


THE Amansie West District Assembly is grappling with how to settle a debt of GH¢600,000 inherited from the previous administration.
The debt was, among others, the result of deferred payments of completed projects some dating back to 2006.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Charles Oti Prempeh, who disclosed this at the second ordinary meeting of the assembly this year at Manso Nkwanta, said efforts would be made to find a solution to the situation.
He said the financial situation of the assembly was nothing to write home about, explaining that even though revenue generation recorded marginal increase, expenditure moved up astronomically as a result of increases in prices of goods and services.
Mr Prempeh stated that a revenue campaign team was being put in place to ensure effective revenue mobilisation.
He said the assembly was channelling more resources into education because without quality education, the district could not progress.
Mr Prempeh said while acknowledging the modest achievements recorded by the district in the academic area, more needed to be done to reach generally accepted standards.
He said the assembly was collaborating with the Department of Feeder Roads and the Ghana Highway Authority to rehabilitate the deplorable roads in the district.
The DCE added that the assembly had acquired a grader, which would assist in reconditioning roads in the district.
He commended the Millennium Development Project for the role it had played in improving the lives of the people of the district.
Mr Prempeh urged the people to rekindle their communal spirit to complement the efforts of the government and the assembly in accelerating the development process of the district.

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