The Ellembelle District Assembly, last Friday, presented 54 motorbikes the elected members in the district.
The motorbikes will help the members discharge their responsibilities with ease in their respective electoral areas.
It is the belief that many assembly members in the district were challenged in movement due to the long distances they had to cover to Nkroful, the capital of the district, when needed for assembly duties.
Those particularly in the Nzema North were worst challenged, considering the distance to the capital and the deplorable road linking the capital to the Nzema North.
Presenting the motorbikes, the District Chief Executive (DCE)for the area, Kwasi Bonzoh, stressed the need for the beneficiaries to prioritise safety whenever using the motorcycles.
He reminded the beneficiaries: “We all know how we have tragically lost one of our honourable members to [a] motor accident. If he was wearing his helmet that incident would have been avoided.” For this reason, he charged the beneficiaries to consider safety first whenever they use the bikes.
He reminded the beneficiaries that the machines came with helmets so it was important to use them.
The bikes, the DCE said, go hand in hand with the helmets all the time.
The Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly, Joseph Cudjoe, who received the motorcycles on behalf of the elected members, assured the DCE that they would put them to good use.
In a related development, DCE Bonzoh Kwasi has distributed educational support packages made up of stationeries and other instruments to all candidates sitting for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The initiative is to help the candidates take care of some basic needs required for successful exams.
The Ellembelle District is presenting a total of 1,855 candidates, made up of 963 males and 892 females from 70 public and private Junior High schools. The DCE, addressing the candidates, encouraged them to give up their best in order to qualify for the free Senior High School programme.
He, however, encouraged them to do away with all forms of fear that could take away the confidence needed for writing the exams.