Ho West Assembly tops in District Performance Assessment Tool in Volta
The Ho West District Assembly has fulfilled its 2020 development programme and was able to establish sub-offices that would enable the people in the area to access services directly in the districts and stop them travelling long distances to the regional capital, Ho.
The Assembly currently has built modern office accommodation for the Health Insurance Scheme, District Fire Station, National Commission for Civic Education, National Board for Small Scale Industries, Nation Builders Corps, and National Service Secretariat, including an office for the District Court Cashier.
The Ho West District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Ernest Apau, who made this known to media personnel when he took them round the projects, disclosed that they were financed from the District Assembly Common Fund, while others were also financed through the financial benefit derived when the Assembly came first in the District Performance Assessment Tool in the Volta Region.
The Ho West DCE, who was full of joy, said in the first assessment, the Assembly had 95 percent, the second time 95 percent, the third time 95 percent, and the fourth 100 percent, which he attributed to discipline and hard work exhibited the staff and commended them for their dedication and commitment.
Mr. Apau used the opportunity to present 750 dual desks to schools in the area, explaining that even though one dual desk was supposed to be used by two pupils or students, only one pupil would use a desk as a way of adhering to the COVID-19 protocols.
He further disclosed that part of the financial benefits derived from the District Performance Assessment Tool was used to provide the furniture for the schools, saying earlier this year, 600 of the dual desks were provided to schools through the same funding.
The DCE said monies derived from the District Performance Assessment Tool were also used to provide water, Information Communication Technology centers, modern toilet facilities and a medical theatre for the Kpedze Clinic among others.
He also disclosed that the Ho West Assembly was adjudged the Best Performing District in agriculture in the region, and other districts were learning from it best agriculture practices.
He divulged that the Assembly had embarked on a programme to plant trees along the various water bodies in the district, adding that so far 20,000 trees had been planted.
Mr. Apau stated that in order to make agriculture more attractive to the people, the Assembly introduced one-household-one-fruit tree and one-traditional-area-one farm initiatives, which had made it possible for many of the youth to develop an interest in agriculture, and that the Assembly provided citrus seedlings freely to interested farmers.
The Deputy Director of Education in Ho West District, Mr. Nornudzor Kofi Hadzi, thanked the DCE and the Assembly for the provision of furniture for the schools, and promised on behalf of the beneficiary institutions that they would make good use of them.