The Chiefs and stakeholders in the Pru East District have been urged to help construct befitting offices for the District Assembly which was created out of the Atebubu District and established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1778 in 2004.


Dr Kwabena Donkor, Member of Parliament (MP) for Pru East Constituency and former Energy Minister in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government, who made the call, noted that without an administrative block, the Assembly would lag behind, particularly when it came to Local Governance and/or Assembly issues.


Dr Donkor was addressing a Town Hall Meeting organized by the Ministry of Information (MOI) and the Information Services Department (ISD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to explain government policies and programmes to the people.


The MP noted said it was inappropriate to hold a Town Hall Meeting  in the Fisheries office building, which currently housed the Assembly, adding that the District lost a World Bank Fishery project which they were lobbying for Yeji, due to lack of offices.


He wondered why other Assemblies established same year (2004) with the Pru East District Assembly had been provided with Assembly offices while Yeji was without one.


He, therefore, called for non-partisan approach to the problem, saying the situation had resulted in the underperformance of the institutions affected.


The MP also raised issues with the high expenditure of the Assembly on security agencies in the district and urged the chiefs to help put the Assembly in check.


Mr Imoro Ayibani Tebra, Regional Information Officer, and Mr Joshua Kwaku Abonkrah, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Pru East used the occasion to explain government flagship policies, projects and programmes to the people.


During open forum, issues and concerns raised by the people were clarified by the DCE and the heads of departments.



                                                                                 A cross section of chiefs at the Town Hall Meeting



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