Friday, August 12, 2016


A massive clean-up exercise has been held at Bechem the Tano South District Capital as part of activities to mark the National Sanitation Day which has been set aside by government to be marked on the first Saturday of  every month in all parts of the country .
 The clean-up exercise which was led by the Tano South District Chief Executive , Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba saw people from all walks of life including Nananom, Departmental Heads and a Peace Walk Ambassador who had arrived in Bechem  participating in the exercise by desilting choked gutters, weeding and sweeping of the environment and many more sanitary related  activities.
In related speeches after the massive and well organized clean-up exercise , the Tano South District Disease Control Officer, Mr. Felix Baido, said, the National Sanitation Day Exercise has come to complement our day –to –day sanitary activities carried out in our homes and environment and this he said has gone a long way to minimize the contraction of diseases such as malaria and cholera. He said  malaria  which is caused by the female anopheles mosquitoes is preventable and urged nursing and pregnant women to use treated mosquitoes’ net so as to prevent them from contracting the diseases.
Mr Baidoo said, cholera is also caused by unsanitary conditions and could be prevented by keeping our environment clean and that the regular participation in the National Sanitation Exercise by all stakeholders will go a long way to help prevent people from getting cholera.
The Peace Walk Ambassador who was  at Bechem to participate in the programme  and to preach peace said, he has walked all the way from Sunyani to Bechem to join the people in the clean-up exercise and to have a word on peace with them .He said Ghana belongs to Ghanaians  and no political party is bigger than the Country and its people so we should not allow politics to divide us but to ensure  that peace  prevails in the country before, during and after the 2016 general elections. He said,  through our collective efforts many could be done to ensure that  the  country is always at peace.
The DCE for Tano South District, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba in a short speech said the celebration of the National Sanitation Day has  helped to improve the sanitary conditions in the district and has also reduced  the contraction of diseases and urged the people to always come out in their numbers to participate in the sanitation day exercise any time the day is due and assured the people that the Tano South District Assembly will continue to provide logistics which will be used  for the programme any time the day is due.
Nana Fosu Darkwah, the Bechem Sompahene who stood in for the Omanhene of Bechem Traditional Area, Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, on behalf of the Omanhene thanked all who participated in  the programme and said the programme  has also helped to beautify Bechem  and entreated  all and sundry to come in their numbers to participate in  the exercise any time the day falls.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


A Seven (7) Member District Election Taskforce has been inaugurated at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region.
At  a swearing-in ceremony which held at the Conference Hall of the Tano South District Assembly, the Presiding Magistrate of the Bechem Distrrict Court, Her worship Yakubu Hajia Memunatu Jebuni, told the  members to be uphold, preserve and  ensure that, peace prevailed and maintained before, during and after the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections and urged the taskforce  members to keep matter discussed at their level which is not for public consumption to themselves for the necessary action to be taken on them.
Her worship Yakubu Hajia Memunatu Jebuni said, as part of their job, the taskforce is to identify flash points in the district and find mechanisms and solutions of meeting the challenges that may arise before, during and after the elections and urged the taskforce to ensure that all election materials are well protected and secured on election time.
 The Tano South District Chief Executive and DISEC chairman, Hon.  Bukari Zakari Anaba in a speech commended the Taskforce and told them that the task ahead of them is not a mere one so they should play their part well as expected of them. He said the District Security Committee (DISEC) as has always been ensure the security of the District is paramount and see to it that, the peace that has existed in the district over the years is maintained before, during and after the elections to complement the work of the taskforce.
Hon. Anaba said, the Tano South District Assembly will collaborate with the District Peace Council and all well- meaning citizens of the District and organizations to ensure that proper mechanisms are put in place for the conduct of the elections in the District. 
The chairman of the Taskforce, DSP Emmanuel Baah in a speech on behalf of the members thanked the authorities for the post entrusted in them and said the taskforce will do all it takes to ensure that they do the assigned duties. DSP Baah said, the work of the taskforce will not be complemented without the collective support of all and sundry and called on all to give the taskforce their maximum support in the discharge of their duties and called on politicians not to interfere in the work of the taskforce but to complement their work.
Dignitaries at the swearing-in ceremony were the DCE for Tano south District, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba, The Tano South District Magistrate, Her worship Yakubu Hajia Memunatu Jebuni, and the Presiding Member for Tano South District Assembly, Hon. Anthony Opoku.