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Deputy Minister (MLGDRD) commends OFMA for commitment and positive attitude towards work

The Deputy Minister for Local Government Decentralization and Rural Development, Hon. Augustine Collins Ntim has commended the entire staff of the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly for their commitment and positive attitude towards work as well as the Assembly Members for their support.

Hon. Ntim stated that the development of any nation is dependent on the people and their positive attitude towards work and that has been exhibited by the Assembly in his encounter with them. “The positive attitude put forth by the entire assembly body is an indication that the Assembly understands development and this is highly commendable”, he noted.

He made these remarks when he visited the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly to among other things, assess the Assembly’s performance on government flagship programmes and policies in the areas of Agriculture, Education and Health.

He applauded the Education and Health Directorate in their presentation for their contribution to managing the flagship programmes put forth by the government, to the benefit of the people in the municipality.

Hon. Ntim however, encouraged the Agric Department to do more in the areas of Planting for food and jobs and export since over 80% of the 1D1F programme is agro-based, admitting that he appreciates the challenges some farmers face in terms of the availability of land and its acquisition in the municipality.

The Deputy Minister indicated that, the measures put in place by the ministry led by his able Minister, Hon. Daniel Botwe to develop the sector can only be actualized if all the Assemblies augment his effort; since all these programmes and interventions fall at their door steps for implementation.

He added that, H.E the President, Nana Addo-Dankwah Akuffo Addo is much interested in issues of rural development and is poised to develop every sector in Ghana through the decentralized system. He has thus demonstrated this by giving the needed financial support to all the programmes and interventions being rolled out to see its fruition.

He thus, called on the staff to be guided by the tenants of their code of conduct and rally along government’s vision as well as the traditional leaders and authority to also complement government’s efforts to develop the country.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Abraham Antwi was grateful to the minister for the timely visit and words of encouragement. He on behalf on his team promised to remain focused and put to use all the advice given in managing the government flagship programmes, to the benefit of the people in the municipality.

Hon. Antwi was optimistic that the Agenda 111 programme would soon produce the KNUST Regional Hospital and the Oforikrom Health Center to help ease the pressure on the existing but limited health centers in the municipality.

He also appealed for an increase in the security system in terms of police presence since KNUST student population alone takes about 90% of the security in the municipality.

In attendance were, the coordinating Director, Mr. Charles Attah-Mensah, the Presiding Member, Hon. Frank Frimpong, the KNUST District Commander, Supt. Mr. Frederick Hammond, Assembly members, Traditional Leaders and the Departmental Heads.

The Deputy Minister for Local Government Decentralization and Rural Development, Hon. Augustine Collins Ntim has commended the entire staff of the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly for their commitment and positive attitude towards work as well as the Assembly Members for their support.

Hon. Ntim stated that the development of any nation is dependent on the people and their positive attitude towards work and that has been exhibited by the Assembly in his encounter with them. “The positive attitude put forth by the entire assembly body is an indication that the Assembly understands development and this is highly commendable”, he noted.

He made these remarks when he visited the Oforikrom Municipal Assembly to among other things, assess the Assembly’s performance on government flagship programmes and policies in the areas of Agriculture, Education and Health.

He applauded the Education and Health Directorate in their presentation for their contribution to managing the flagship programmes put forth by the government, to the benefit of the people in the municipality.

Hon. Ntim however, encouraged the Agric Department to do more in the areas of Planting for food and jobs and export since over 80% of the 1D1F programme is agro-based, admitting that he appreciates the challenges some farmers face in terms of the availability of land and its acquisition in the municipality.

The Deputy Minister indicated that, the measures put in place by the ministry led by his able Minister, Hon. Daniel Botwe to develop the sector can only be actualized if all the Assemblies augment his effort; since all these programmes and interventions fall at their door steps for implementation.

He added that, H.E the President, Nana Addo-Dankwah Akuffo Addo is much interested in issues of rural development and is poised to develop every sector in Ghana through the decentralized system. He has thus demonstrated this by giving the needed financial support to all the programmes and interventions being rolled out to see its fruition.

He thus, called on the staff to be guided by the tenants of their code of conduct and rally along government’s vision as well as the traditional leaders and authority to also complement government’s efforts to develop the country.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Abraham Antwi was grateful to the minister for the timely visit and words of encouragement. He on behalf on his team promised to remain focused and put to use all the advice given in managing the government flagship programmes, to the benefit of the people in the municipality.

Hon. Antwi was optimistic that the Agenda 111 programme would soon produce the KNUST Regional Hospital and the Oforikrom Health Center to help ease the pressure on the existing but limited health centers in the municipality.

He also appealed for an increase in the security system in terms of police presence since KNUST student population alone takes about 90% of the security in the municipality.

In attendance were, the coordinating Director, Mr. Charles Attah-Mensah, the Presiding Member, Hon. Frank Frimpong, the KNUST District Commander, Supt. Mr. Frederick Hammond, Assembly members, Traditional Leaders and the Departmental Heads.