THE Amansie West District Assembly has approved exgratia of GH¢1,000 for each of the 62 assembly members for their four-year term, which has just ended.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Charles Oti-Prempeh, announced this at the third ordinary meeting of the assembly this year at Manso-Nkwanta.
He said the district was proud of the work of the assembly members, which he said contributed to advance the development process of their respective areas.
Mr Oti-Prempeh wished the former members who were seeking re-election good luck.
He disclosed that a number of development projects would be executed in the coming year to improve the lot of the people.
The projects include the construction of school blocks at Akontam District Assembly (D/A) Primary, Esaase Primary School and Nintin D/A Primary School.
The DCE said the projects would be funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund.
The DCE also mentioned other projects to be financed by the District Development Fund as renovation of the district assembly block at Manso-Nkwanta, construction of hospital ward at Manso Nkwanta, construction of classroom blocks at Manso Dominase, Nsiano and Manso-Abore, and a library at Antoakrom, among others.
Mr Oti-Prempeh stated that the assembly was fully committed to improving the lives of the people through the provision of people-centred projects and programmes.
He, therefore, urged the people to support the assembly to do more for them.
The DCE said the assembly was putting in place measures to intensify public education on government policies and programmes.
He said the education campaign would enable the people to appreciate what government was doing to better their lot.
In a presentation, the District Scheme Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mr Oscar Asare Andoh, disclosed that the management of the scheme would undertake a Christmas promotion exercise to get more people to register with the scheme.
The presiding member of the assembly, Mr Asafo Akowuah, expressed the hope that the next group of members would continue the dedication and selflessness displayed by the former assembly members.