Sunday, August 6, 2017

STAKEHOLDERS MEETING HELD AT BECHEM



A two (2) day stakeholders’ meeting for the discussion of matters affecting the development of the Tano South District and way forward for the development of the district has been held at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region.
In a short opening address, Mr. Abdul Mumin Asare, Assistant Director IIB who spoke on behalf of the District Co-ordinating Director of the Assembly said, the decentralization concept meant that the Assembly is to take decisions with stakeholders in the development of the district and hinted that the purpose of the meeting is to give opportunity to all present to come out with problems hindering the development of the district.
The DCE for Tano South, Hon.Collins Offinam Takyi thanked the various Association Members for honouring his invitation and said since the Assembly’s staff alone cannot take decisions concerning the development of the District, there is the need for Assembly to take regular decision on the development of the District with  Stakeholders such as the Religions Leaders, Market Women, Association of Garages, Members of GPRTU and urged them to also contribute their quota to make the meeting a success.
He used the occasion to educate the Stakeholders on government policies and programmes such as the Free Senior High School Concept, Zongo Development Fund, One million dollar per each constituency and said, the Assembly is also putting in place measures for the expansion of School Feeding Programme, Rehabilitation of existing government bungalows, expansion of electrification project and road network maintenance.
Hon. Offinam said, the Assembly will complete some projects initiated by the previous government and initiate new ones but since the assembly has limited resources, there is the need for all present to educate the masses to honour their tax obligations to enable the Assembly get enough funds to finance its projects.
He informed Stakeholders to preach peace to ensure that peace continue to prevail in the district and the country as a whole and urged all to support the government to implement its policies and programmes since nation building is a shared responsibility.    
Present at the meeting were the DCE for Tano South, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi, the District Co-ordinating Director of the Assembly and her Deputy Directors, Religious Leaders, Market Women Association, the Bechem Garages Association and Members of various Transport Unions.

Friday, July 28, 2017

BECHEM FIRE SERVICE RECEIVES RESCUE GADGETS



Fire rescue gadgets worth $60,000 have been presented to the Bechem District Command of the Ghana National Fire Service by Mr. Eric Adjei, a Geniva based Ghanaian.

Pictures above show the fire rescue gadgets and dignitaries at the function
A short but impressive presentation ceremony held at the conference hall of the District Fire Station which the Brong Ahafo Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mr. James Owusu, thanked the Tano South District Chief Executive Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi and Mr. Eric Adjei for the role they played in in making it possible for the Bechem Fire Station to receive the rescue gadgets. He said the availability of the rescue gadgets which included fire rescue belts, helmets, safety boots, safety trousers and coats and other fire equipment will go a long to enhance the operation of the officers especially during fire outbreaks and promised that the items will be put into good use to serve its intended purposes.

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         The Brong Ahafo Assistant Chief Fire Officer addressing the gathering
The Tano South District Chief Executive Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi in a speech thanked Mr. Eric Adjei on behalf of the President, Regional Minister, MP, Tano South District Assembly and the entire Chiefs and people of the Tano South District for his kind gesture. 
   
The DCE for Tano South District speaking at the function and handing over the gadgets
He said on assumption of office as the District Chief Executive for the District, he called a District Security Committee meeting to discuss problem facing all the agencies which in one way or the other hindered their operations and it was there that it came out that the District Fire command lacked fire rescue gadgets to perform work effectively and efficiently. 
Hon. Offinam said, since  government is collaborating with the private sector to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth, it is important for government and other philanthropist to help improve our working environment and it was upon that the Member of Parliament for Tano South Constituency Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere and myself thought it wise to solicit for support from Mr. Eric Adjei  for the fire station and hinted that it was their efforts that have made Mr. Eric Adjei to be able to come to the  aid of the fire station with the rescue gadgets.
Hon. Offinam said the availability of the gadgets will help to improve and enhance the operation of the Bechem Fire Station and hinted that the government is putting measures in place to ensure that an ambulance is also supplied to the Bechem Government Hospital.