|Adaklus To Make District A Reference Point For Good Governance|
|Friday, 29 June 2012 08:26|
Togbe Gbogbi Atsa V, Paramount chief of Adaklu traditional area, has pledged the readiness of the traditional authority to make the Adaklu District a point of reference for excellence in good governance.“We want to assure the President that if local governance would become a tourist attraction in Ghana, it will surely start from the Adaklu District Assembly”, he said.
Togbe Atsa was speaking at the inauguration of the Adaklu District at Waya, the district capital in the Volta Region. He said the Chiefs and people of the traditional area are grateful to the President for fulfilling his campaign promise and they would reciprocate the esture by using the district as an instrument for development of the area.
Togbe Atsa commended his people for being peaceful and patient during “trying times” and urged them to support the new Assembly to grow. In a speech read on his behalf by Mr Henry Ford Kamel, the Volta Regional Minister, President John Evans Atta Mills said the creation of new Assemblies represented the fulfillment of one of the many fulfilled 2008 manifesto promises of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He said the establishment of the additional districts would deepen democracy and decentralization towards a better Ghana. The President said government expected “nothing less than full and active” participation of the chiefs and people in the Assembly.
He said a District Resourcing Programme is being worked out within the framework of the recently launched Public Private Partnership Strategy to provide each assembly with an office block, assembly hall and bungalows for its staff.
President Mills said basic needs strategy was also being worked out to ensure a minimum of two senior high schools, a district hospital, potable water and electricity for the District capital.
Mr Edem Hiagbe Dzanku, Assemblyman for Adaklu Anfoe, described the day as “the second coming of Jesus Christ saying, “it is a long awaited celebration and we are happy”.
The event was attended by hundreds of people from the traditional area clad in white.