APPROVAL OF 2009 DEVELOPMENT BUDGET
At a General Assembly meeting of the Tano South District Assembly held on Thursday, 25th June, 2009, the House approved the 2009 Development Budget under the District Assemblies’ Common Fund for the District.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba Hon. P. H. Boadi
(District Chief Executive) (Presiding Member)
District Profile: Tano South District Assembly
District Assembly Structure
The Tano South District Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1765 of 2004. It is one of the twenty – two (22) Districts in the Brong Ahafo Region. It has two (2) Town Councils: Bechem and Techimantia and five (5) Area Councils; Derma, Ankaase/Adaa, Subriso, Brosankro and Mansin/Dwomo. The District has twenty – seven (27) electoral areas.
LOCATION AND SIZE
The District is bounded on the north, east and south by Offinso, Ahafo Ano South and Ahafo Ano North Districts of Ashanti Region respectively and in the south-west by Tano North District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
THE VISION OF THE DISTRICT
The District Assembly exists to improve upon the living conditions of the people in the District through mobilization of human, material and financial resources in the provision of basic amenities, infrastructure facilities and essential services.
MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS
The major development challenges which the District faces include low capital for development, inadequate office and residential accommodation for staff, unchecked erosion in most settlements, inadequate transport facilities for the Assembly, lack of ready market for agricultural produce, lack of storage facilities, inadequate supply of potable water, poor conditions of feeder roads and lack of employment opportunities.
However, with the advent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF), the District has systematically been tackling some of the challenges. Some of the sectors we have invested these funds with the view of improving upon the quality of life of the people include the construction of school blocks, provision of potable water, evacuation of refuse, granting of scholarships to needy but brilliant students and construction of staff quarters and community resource centre.
MAIN THRUST AND DIRECTION OF PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE YEAR
The Assembly’s share of the Common Fund is estimated at GH¢1,416,322.00. It intends to apply this to areas such as:
1. Support to the Health Sector with the building of maternity blocks, malaria and HIV/AIDS control, etc.
2. Education: Building and rehabilitation of schools and to support needy students, etc.
3. Support to the physically challenged.
4. Water management.
5. Construction of community resource centre.
6. Furnishing of Area Council offices.
7. Provision of streetlights and the maintenance of existing ones.
INCOME AND EXPENDITURE (2009 DACF)
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MP’S Share of DACF
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6. MP’S DACF
Amount Allocated (GH¢)
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National Youth Employment Programme
District Response Initiative on HIV/AIDS
Malaria / Immunization
Support to the Physically Challenged
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SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET – 2009
0101.01 Maintenance of Streetlight (1.98%)
An amount of GH¢27,985.55 is set aside to rehabilitate streetlights and finish payment of concrete poles, maintenance of streetlights carried out last year. This will improve security and beautify the settlements.
0107 Private Sector Support
0107.01 Self Help Projects (0.30%
To encourage communities that have embarked on useful self-help projects such as schools and other socio-economic facilities in all the seven (7) Town / Area Councils. The Assembly will support them with building materials such as roofing sheets, cement, etc. For this, GH¢5,000.00 has been allocated.
0107.02 National Youth Employment (35.00%)
An amount of GH¢495,712.72 is provided to support the generation of youth employment in the fields of Agriculture, Education, Health, Sanitation, Security, etc. These are geared towards alleviating poverty in the District.
0108 Economic Development Plan
0108.01 Valuation of Properties (0.71%)
An amount of GH¢1,000.00 is set aside as counterpart fund for Land Valuation exercise in the District.
0109 Counterpart Funding
0109.02 Elimination of Worst Form of Child Labour (0.20%)
An amount of GH¢3,000 is set aside as counterpart fund for the activities of the Elimination of Worst Form of Child Labour in
0109.03 Industry (0.30%)
An amount of GH¢5,000.00 is set aside to undertake research into agro-processing (tomato) in the District.
0109.04 Agriculture (0.70%)
An amount of GH¢10,000.00 is set aside to make research into tomato irrigation and storage facility.
0109.05 WATSAN Programme (0.14%)
Forty (40) numbers of boreholes are to be drilled this year in the District under the WATSAN programme. An amount of GH¢2,000.00 has therefore been set aside as our counterpart fund in support of the programme.
0109.06 IFAD Programme (0.2%)
The IFAD through its various training programmes has been empowering individuals and groups in diverse economic ventures. The District Assembly is therefore setting aside GH¢3,000.00 to support their activities in terms of vehicles / office running, etc.
0109.07 GTZ (0.21%)
An amount of GH¢2,995.55 is set aside for development of industrial site for artisans in Bechem. These developments include leveling of the site, access roads, standpipes, etc.
0201.08 District Education Fund (0.71%)
An amount of GH¢10,000.00 has been provided to pay existing scholarships and to award new scholarships to needy but brilliant students in our efforts towards making education accessible to all irrespective of one’s economic background. It will also pay for mock exams in the Basic Schools in the District.
0201.09 Construction of 1NO. 3-unit classroom block at Techimantia (0.67%)
An amount of GH¢9,463.07 is set aside to complete the project which has been roofed. This vote is for plastering, painting, etc.
0201.10 Construction of 1No. 3-unit classroom block at JOSCO, Bechem (3.52%)
An amount of GH¢49,808.03 has been set aside to start the project. This vote is for building and roofing the project.
0201.11 Construction of 6-unit classroom block at Bechem Junction (5.65%)
An amount of GH¢80,000.00 is set aside to start the project. This vote is to build and root the project.
0202.02 Immunization / Malaria
Malaria is still high on the list of OPD attendants at our hospitals in the District. Part of this amount of GH¢7,081.61 will go into the purchase of mosquito nets. On immunization, the District Assembly will support the District Health Services in the procurement of drugs, pay for T & T and fuel in carrying on with their activities.
0202.03 Support to DRI on HIV/AIDS
A provision of GH¢7,081.61 is set aside to support programmes aimed at fighting HIV/AIDS in the District.
0202.04 Maternity Block at
An amount of GH¢9,453.07 has been set aside for the roofing, plastering, painting and furnishing for the project.
0205.04 Parks and Gardens (0.5%)
A sum of GH¢5,000.00 is set aside to buy
0205.05 Community Resource Centre at Bechem (4.25%)
A provision of GH¢60,010.54 has been made to continue the construction work on the Community Resource Centre at Bechem. This will be a multipurpose centre for recreation, education and economic activities. The project is now at the roofing level. This provision will cater for plastering, ceiling and other fittings.
0205.06 Concrete Pavement (1.91%)
An amount of GH¢27,000.00 is set aside for the construction of concrete pavement of the forecourt of Community Resource Centre.
0206.01 Support to Physically Challenged (2.0%)
A provision of GH¢28,326.44 is made to support the physically challenged in the District. Some will go to among others assist training programmes at the
0206.02 National Day Celebration (0.35%)
An amount of GH¢5,000.00 is set aside for National Day Celebrations (Independence Day, Republic Day, etc.). Deserving workers would be rewarded on such occasions.
0206.03 Farmers Day (0.28%)
An amount of GH¢4,000.00 is set aside for farmers day celebration in the District.
0206.04 Brong Ahafo at 50 (0.71%)
An amount of GH¢10,000.00 is set aside for Brong Ahafo at 50 celebrations. Deserving workers would be rewarded on such occasions.
0301 Human Resource Development
0301.01 Training Programme by ILGS,
An amount of GH¢14,163.22 has been set aside by the Assembly to cater for the cost of Training Programmes organized by the Institute of Local Government School at Madina. This is geared towards building capacities of Local Authorities generally. This amount will be deducted at source.
0301.02 Training of Staff / Assembly Members (0.35%)
The staff of the District Assembly, Area Councils and Assembly Members will be trained through workshops and other training programmes to expose them to the operations of their respective offices. For this GH¢5,000.00 has been set aside.
0301.03 Gazetting of Assembly’s Bye-Laws
An amount of GH¢2,000.00 is set aside to gazette the Assembly’s bye-laws to enforce its implementation.
0301.04 Purchase of staff bus (33-seater ) – 1.06%
An amount of GH¢15,000.00 is set aside as deposit for the procurement of new staff bus to enhance effective work of the staff.
0301.05 Construction of 10-unit garage (0.49%)
An amount of GH¢7,000.00 is set aside to construct 10-unit garage at the District Administration, Bechem.
0301.06 Computerization / Networking of the District Administration (0.71%)
An amount of GH¢10,000.00 is set aside for networking and connecting the offices of the District Administration to the internet with telephone lines.
0301.07 Training of Staff (0.10%)
An amount of GH¢2,000.00 is set aside to train staff, Assembly-men and Town / Area Council members (District wide).
0302.01 Construction of 2No. 3-bedroom bungalows (5.33%)
An amount of GH¢75,450.00 has been set aside to start 2No. 3-bedroom bungalows for senior staff of the Assembly.
0302.02 Extension of District Engineer’s Quarters (0.2%)
An amount of GH¢3,000.00 has been set aside to provide additional room and kitchen for the District Engineer’s bungalow.
0302.03 Purchase of office facilities and equipment (4.17%)
An amount of GH¢59,010.54 is set aside to buy office facilities and equipment for the running of the District Assembly.
0303 Project Management
0303.01 Consultancy (0.7%)
A total amount of GH¢10,000.00 has been set aside to pay for consultancy services on both on-going and new projects in the District.
0303.02 Monitoring of Projects
Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (0.35%)
This amount of GH¢5,000.00 is provided to prepare and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan of the District Medium Term Development Plan.
0303.03 DPCU / Area Council Programmes (0.71%)
An amount of GH¢10,000.00 has been set aside for DPCU activities and other programmes to activate the activities of the Town/Area Council in the District. Other activities to be catered for include maintenance of monitoring vehicles, payment of T & T and other necessities for the DPCU team.
0303.04 Data Collection (0.71%)
An amount of GH¢10,000.00 has been set aside to start work on the District Database system. This will cover street naming and part of house numbering exercise.
0307.05 Police Quarters and Officers (4.5%)
An amount of GH¢60,907.76 has been set aside to provide decent police quarters and offices at Derma to draw police personnel to the town to improve security services in that wide zone of the District. This second phase of the project is expected to bring the project to the lintel level.
0401.01 Construction of toilets (6.23%)
An amount of GH¢88,132.99 has been set aside for the construction of 1No. 12-seater aqua privy and 1No. 14-seater aqua privy toilets at Ohianimguase and Old Brosankro respectively; as well as rehabilitation of public toilets throughout the District.
0401.02 Sanitation / Waste Management – District wide (4.24%)
An amount of GH¢60,000.00 has been set aside to evacuate refuse dumps in the District (especially at Bechem, Techimantia and Derma) and also to dislodge public toilets in the Area Council headquarters.
0401.03 Construction of slaughter slab at Techimantia and Derma (0.85%)
An amount of GH¢12,000.00 is set aside to construct slaughter slabs at Techimantia and Derma to improve hygienic consumption of meat.
0402 Environmental Projection
0402.01 Bushfire Control (0.35%)
An amount of GH¢5,000.00 is set aside to control bushfire during the year. This will be used in paying per diem to soldiers/fire service officers who will be in the District and to provide fuel during the period.
0402.02 Disaster Management (0.35%)
GH¢5,000.00 has been provided to assist disaster victims in the District through NADMO with items such as roofing sheets, mattresses, blankets, food items, etc.
05. CONTINGENCY (11.23%)
An amount of GH¢159,350.03 has been set aside for unforeseen circumstances that might crop up during the year on the DACF allocation and other bulk purchases to be made in
An amount of GH¢5,000.00 has been provided to be withdrawn from the Contingency to assist in the fight against illegal chainsaw operations in the District.