|Gov’t Compensates Tain - DCE|
|Tuesday, 13 July 2010 10:41|
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Tain, Mr. Jones Samuel Tawiah has stated that President Mills’ administration has not neglected Tain District after giving it a win in the last election.
The DCE captured this in his welcome address at a mini-durbar held recently at Nsawkaw in honour of Mr. James Agyenim Boateng, a Deputy Minister for Information.
According to the DCE, in less than two years in office, the government has staged significant transformation in the district.
He said the government has already extended electricity to 18 communities out of the 46 earmarked for connection to the national grid.
According to Mr. Tawiah, the Tain district is not left out of the school Feeding Programme which is on-going throughout the country but rather the government has increased the quota for the district from two to ten beneficiary schools.
He disclosed that President Mills will soon break ground for the construction of a 60-bed hospital at Nsawkaw to up-grade the Nsawkaw Health Centre to an ultra modern status to serve the district and beyond.
With all these and others in the pipe line, Tain is grateful to the President. He said.
He added that 14 communities from Tain have been captured to benefit from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP) which will take off soon.
The government has constructed 28-classroom blocks as well as 2500 dual desks for reprieved schools across the district to address the problem of shortage of school buildings, he added.
The DCE appealed to the government through the Deputy Information Minister to consider reconstruction of a wooden bridge linking Tain district to Wenchi municipality on the Himpene River which has become a death trap and a major constrain for the Bui project as their heavy duty trucks use the road.
Mr. Agyenim Boateng explained several government policies and programme to the chiefs and people of the area and urged them to exercise patience as government is taking pragmatic steps to address the economy challenges.
Source: ISD (Emmanuel Adjei, Tain)