The Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area in the Bono region, Osagyefo Oseadeyo Dr. Agyeman Badu II, has proposed payment of stipends to Assembly Members representing the people at the local level.
Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu, who is the President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, believes it is time the government considered paying assembly members across the country to enable them to serve the people better.
“I’m appealing to President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia whom we have entrusted our resources to consider such a worthy call. I’ll take it upon myself and write to the presidency for our Assembly Members who do a chunk of work at the local level to be paid,” he said.
He was speaking to his people recently at one of his usual community clean up exercises, where he made this proposal.
Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu, also a High Court Judge, urged lawmakers to make laws to that effect. “It is time for Assembly Members to also receive salaries as Members of Parliament (MPs),” Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu stressed.
In a related development, a member of the Tain District Assembly, Sampson Mensah Akrosmah has made an urgent appeal to relevant state institutions to consider Nkoraman Senior High School (SHS) in the next batch of allocation of vehicles to SHSs.
The Assembly member for the Abourso/Adantase Electoral Area who is a teacher at the school told Sunyani based Ark FM that the School spends so much annually to put its rickety 30-seater bus on the road.
According to the tutor, the school is finding it increasingly difficult to cope without reliable means of transport for smooth administration, teaching and learning as well as out of campus academic programmes.
Mr Akrosmah further explained that “due to the rural setting of the school, the deplorable nature of the road makes a reliable means of transport a major challenge.”He, therefore, appealed to individuals and philanthropists especially past students both home and abroad to come to the aid of the school.
The Nkoranman Senior High was founded by Mr Asiedu Nketiah on November 4, 1989, in fulfillment of a promise he made when he became the first assembly member for the Abourso Adantase Electoral Area of Seikwa with a student population of 85. It was made up of 71 boys and 14 girls.The school currently has a population of 2,300 students with limited accommodation for students, teachers and non-teaching staff.