The Second Ordinary Meeting of the Second Session of the eight General Assembly of Ellembelle District of the Western Region, has held its maiden meeting since the confirmation of the District Chief Executive.
The meeting which was held for two days was to enable the honourable Assembly Members to deliberate on the fee-fixing and budget estimates for the 2018 fiscal year.
Addressing Honourable Members, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Kwasi Bonzo, thanked them for their endorsement during his confirmation. He again, thanked them for their support towards the development of the Assembly adding that he would collaborate with all members to realize enormous developments under his administration.
He informed members that the Assembly had begun community visitations which according to him, was geared towards educating the populace on governmental policies as well as solicit for information on their needs in order to devise ways of supporting them.
Hon. Bonzoh indicated that the Free-SHS had begun and implored Honourable Assembly Members to be on the alert to report any head teacher who by any means would want to extort money from parents for the appropriate action to be taken against them.
He reiterated the Assembly’s commitment in investing in education and therefore pointed out that Seven Thousand Ghana Cedis had been released to the Educational Directorate in support of the Regional Science Technology and Mathematics Innovation Education (STMIE) in Takoradi.
Touching on Agriculture, the Honourable DCE informed members that Government had begun the implementation of the “Planting for Food, Jobs and Investment” through which farmers are being supported with vegetables, cereals and NPK fertilizers in the District and therefore admonished the Assembly Members to inform their community folks to take advantage of the opportunity.
Hon. Bonzoh was optimistic that members would make the necessary inputs for a successful deliberation.