Friday, June 9, 2017


Basic Schools in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region like any other District in the country have started writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination. Forty-seven (47) Schools out of which thirty- three (33) are public Schools and the rest Private Schools with a total population of One thousand, four hundred and forty- nine (1449) registered Candidates of which seven hundred and eighty- five (785) are boys and the rest females.  Seventeen (17) candidates did not turn up to write the examination.

           The candidates getting ready for the examination and the DCE in one of the examination halls
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi and the Member of Parliament for the Tano South Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere accompanied by the District Director of Education, Rev. Robert Opoku with officials of the Assembly and the Education Directorate visited the four examination centres in the District namely,Bechem Centre A and B, Techimantia and Derma.
Speaking at all the examination centres, the MP advised the candidates to be time conscious and obey the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination. He said the government is putting in measures to ensure the implementation of the Free Senior High School Programme which takes off in September, 2017 and emphasized that the programme when implemented would go a long way to relief parents of their financial burden. Hon. Sekyere said he would use part of his common fund to support education in the District and promised that he would give an amount five thousand Ghana Cedis GH¢ 5,000 to the school which would perform well in the examination.
                                                The MP speaking to the candidates
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon Collins Takyi Offinam in all the centres, extended the felicities of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to the candidates and encouraged them to write the examination without any form of fear and panic.
                                           The DCE talking to the candidates
He urged the candidate to eschew from any form of examination malpractices since it is such practices that leads to the cancellation of examination results and promised the Assembly will do all it takes to raise the standard of education in the District.
Advising the candidate, the Tano South District Director of Education, Rev. Robert Opoku urged the candidates to focus on what they have been taught by their teachers and do the right thing in the examination hall. Rev. Opoku told the teachers not to send any foreign materials to the candidates in the examination hall and warned that any teacher caught in that act would not be spared.
                     The District Director of Education advising the candidates and teachers
Rev. Opoku used the occasion to appeal to the MP to institute a best teacher award scheme so that it would motivate the teacher to work extra hard to raise the standard of education in the District.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


The confirmation of the Presidents nominee for the Tano South District Mr Collies Offinam Takyi as the District Chief has now been finalised with the assembly members voting to confirming his nomination after two elections and one postponement in the first bid of the conformation which, Mr. Offinam could not obtain the 2/3 majority as he secured 28 votes out of the 56 assembly members with 27 votes against.

                                                   Hon. Assembly Members and Dignitaries at voting section
This trend of affair made the elections to be postponed for a week but that also could not come off on the scheduled day as the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister in a speech on that day called for the postponement of the elections due to some security threat and was reschedule for the next day after three government appointees have been sworn in to replace some other three who were withdrawned.
The next day saw another election to be conducted by the electoral commission and the Presiding member of the assembly Hon. John Dadzi in a speech called on the members to put partisan politics aside of the elections and think of the general development of the District after which the Regional representative of the Electoral commission also spelt out the modalities of the elections.
The Presiding Member of the Assembly Addressing the Assembly Members

The elections which was conducted saw the Presidential Nominee Hon. Collies Offinam Takyi obtaining 37 yes votes with 11 voting no out of the total number of assembly members present and this enabled him to secure the 2/3 majority votes which thereby confirmed his nomination as the substantive District Chief Executive for the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region
Hon. Offinam Collins Takyi thanking the Assembly Members after the election