From Frederick Danso Abeam
The Obuasi East District Assembly has provided classroom blocks with ancillary facilities at Ayease, Jimiso Kakraba, Ahansoyewodea, Odumase, Kwabrafoso and Bossman.
The Assembly is also to provide a fence wall for the Christ The King Senior High School (SHS) at Akaporiso to ward off intruders.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Faustina Amissah, while addressing the Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the assembly at Obuasi, disclosed: “Classroom blocks with ancillary facilities are being put up at Ayease, Jimiso Kakraba, Ahansoyewodea, Odumase, Kwabrafoso and Bossman, while Christ The King SHS at Akaporiso is to benefit from a fence wall to ward off intruders.”
She also announced that the assembly had procured 800 dual and mono desks valued at GH¢125,150 for distribution to 41 schools, besides financing the mock examination of all public Junior High Schools in the district with an amount of GH¢35,840.
The DCE noted that since the development of a nation largely depends on the quality of education of its people, her administration had ensured monumental increases in the provision of classroom blocks and educational inputs in schools in the district.
On security, the DCE said there was significant peace and tranquility in the district, except with some pockets of traffic regulations and minor offences such as theft cases as well as rampant industrial demonstrations by the youth.
Touching on roads, Madam Amissah said the assembly had submitted a number of feeder roads to the Ministry of Roads and Highways for bitumen surfacing, and mentioned Asonkore Junction to Asonkore town, Brahabebome to Ato Plans, Akaporiso to Akwesikrom, and Kwabena Kwa to Nyamesomyede roads as some of them.
Madam Amissah disclosed that a total of GH¢403,842.50 had been realised as internally generated revenue between May to December last year, following the creation of the district.
The figure, she noted, represents 93% of the budgeted revenue of GH¢435,600.
On expenditure for the same period, the DCE said the assembly spent GH¢343,671.83, representing 79% of the budgeted figure of GH¢435,600.