As part of the initiatives to enhance local governance, the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly has presented 31 motorbikes at a total cost of GH¢200,000 to its members.
Twenty two out of the number went to elected assembly members and nine to the government appointees (nine) at the District Assembly’s head office at Akyem Manso.
Handing over the motorbikes to the assembly members, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Alex K. Incoom, showed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for his good policies which have yielded social developments in the various districts of the country.
He said: “The President is, indeed, working hard to fulfill all his promises [made] during [the] 2016 campaign season to Ghanaians, and will ensure that his people benefit from the numerous good policies implemented by the New Patriotic party (NPP) government.”
He further cautioned the beneficiaries not to sell them, but rather use them for the purpose they are meant for.
He appealed to them to always ride with care, and also wear their crash helmets in order not to incur any casualties that would disturb the activities of the assembly.
On receiving the motorbikes, the Presiding Member, Enoch Aiden, pledged to ensure that the beneficiaries make effective use of the bikes in order to gear up development in the district.
He, therefore, appealed to the assembly members to ride with care and also wear their helmets for safety.
Some of the members, in an interview with the Eastern File, shared their satisfaction for the government honouring its promises to the district assemblies, and pledged to work assiduously for the development of the district.
The members also appealed to the government to consider giving them a monthly salary to enhance their work in their electoral areas.