Tano South Municipal is safe for business; MCE

Tano South MCE, Mr. Collins Offinam Takyi addressing the house

The Municipal Chief Executive for Tano South in the Ahafo region, Mr Collins Offinam Takyi, has observed that the Municipality is relatively calm and, therefore, a good destination for business.

He acknowledged that there are reported cases of stealing, armed robbery, land and chieftaincy disputes, but gave the assurance that the Municipal Security Council is closely monitoring the situation to ensure peace and stability.

“The municipality has being relatively calm and peaceful over the period, except isolated cases of stealing, armed robbery, land and chieftaincy disputes, which the Municipal Security Council is closely monitoring to ensure peace”, he said.

Mr. Offinam Takyi said this at the first General Assembly meeting of the second session of the second Tano South Municipal Assembly at Bechem.

He assured the house, Nananom and other stakeholders that the assembly will do all it takes to support the security agency to enable them perform their core mandate.

He also announced that the Tano South Municipal now has a Ghana Immigration Command and about ten (10) officers have been posted to work in the municipality.


Mr. Offinam Takyi said agriculture remains one of the most attractive and important sectors that engages the attention of government, hence the interventions by government to make the sector more attractive and to ensure economic growth.

The Department of Agriculture, he said, has also successfully assisted farmer based organisations at Mansion, Onwe Nkwanta, Bechem and Derma.

He explained that when there was the prevalence of fall army worm in 2018, the government through the Department of Agriculture gave chemicals to the municipality to spray farms that were suspected to be affected.

He, therefore, entreated the members to inform their community members or farmers to report any suspected case on their farms to the Extension Officers for remedy.


Mr Offinam Takyi said, the government, through the Ghana Health Service and the Municipal Health Directorate has commenced the vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic, using the AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

He stressed that the first phase of the exercise is targeted on health workers, adding that more vaccines will be received to cover all communities.

He therefore encouraged assembly members to accept the vaccines as a remedy against the spread of the disease when the Ghana Health Service commences the vaccination.


He noted that the government introduced the Free Senior High School policy to help increase enrolment by providing equal opportunities for all.

According to him, the policy has made positive impacts on the lives of students who might have missed the opportunity to access senior high education.


Mr. Offinam Takyi expressed his utmost gratitude to His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, for re-nominating him, and to the members for confirming him once again.

He also extended his appreciation to Mr. George Boakye, the Ahafo Regional Minister, Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, the Member of Parliament for Tano South Constituency, Nanamon and Heads of Department in the Municipality for their support for the past years and requested all to work collectively for the development of the municipality.


Opening the meeting, the Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly, Mr. Asare Antwi said the meeting provides the platform for assembly members to reflect on the developmental needs and aspiration of the people, and said by so doing take the right decision that would help in the accomplishment of the aspiration and the needs of the citizenry.

He added that the meeting gave members of the house the opportunity to deliberate on the development agenda of the municipality.

Mr Asare Antwi said the meeting was in fulfillment of the Local Government Act 2016, Act 936 and the model standing orders which empower the members to meet periodically to deliberate on matters of concern and take decisions in the best interest of the people they serve.

Mr. Asare Antwi explained that the meeting should have taken place earlier, but had to delay due to re-nomination and confirmation of the Municipal Chief Executive, as well as the District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT) exercise which took place on 11th and 12th October 2021.

He urged members of the house to continue to eschew all forms of partisan tendencies that could derail their collective effort in accomplishing the desired goals for the betterment and transformation of the municipality.


According to the PM, he has received a letter from the Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) informing his office about the purchase of motorbikes for the assembly.

“The letter further assured that the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) will soon take delivery of the motorbikes for onward distribution to the assemblies in the region”, he said.


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