Donkorkrom (E/R) Oct.10, GNA - The Kwahu Afram
Plains North District assembly has completed a three-unit classroom block with
ancillary facilities for the people of Fassor Battor as part of efforts to
promote quality education delivery in the area.
Other on-going projects included a community center complex at Dokorkrom, CHPS compound at Kokrobuta on the Dwarf Island and a three-unit classroom block at Sihunorfegali.
The projects been financed by the District Assembly’s Common Fund (DACF) was expected to be ready and handed over to beneficiary communities by the close of the year.
Speaking at a Town Hall meeting to sensitise the people on government’s policies at Donkorkrom, Mr. Samuel Kena, the Kwahu Afram Plains North District Chief Executive (DCE) said there was the need to get people at the local level to participate effectively in the planning and implementation of development projects and programmes, hence, the meeting.
He indicated that there were number of activities such as the preparation of Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP), Fee Fixing Resolution and the formulation of by- laws that the assembly undertakes, which required participation by stakeholders in the community.
Mr. Kena added that the Assembly would soon pass laws that would require that the assembly to demolish any building or temporary structure which has been built without permit from the assembly.
He noted that the assembly would also be meeting with all stakeholders to contemplate on the Fee Fixing Resolution that would generate revenues for the Assembly to be channelled into development projects.
Mr Kena who spoke on the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) also known as ‘One constituency-One Million Dollar’, said the community would soon be benefitting from a number of infrastructural projects.
He noted that the assembly was contemplating on a possible cassava processing factory in the district as majority of farmers in the area were predominantly cassava crop farmers.
He added that, this would form part of the government’s ‘One District, One Factory’ programme to increase job creation in the district.
Mr Ebenezer Azidoku, the Kwahu Afram Plains District Agriculture Director explained that government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme had been successful as farmers took active participation in the programme.
He added that his outfit at the beginning of the programme registered 302 farmers in the district, adding that, the number has been encouraging as all of them received the improved maize seedlings and fertilizers on time.
He entreated farmers to educate their fellow farmers on the need to be registered for the programme to improve on their livelihoods.