Monday, March 15, 2010


The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon Bukari Zakari Anaba has called on the people of the Tano South to pay homage to the sons and daughters of Ghana whose vision and determination won independence for the country. Making the call, he said our forefathers such as Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who led Ghana to gain independence in 1957 have left indelible impression in world history. Hon Bukari Zakari Anaba made this call during the District celebration of Ghana’s 53rd Independence Day held at Bechem, under the theme “Investing in The Youth for a Better Ghana”.

The District Chief Executive noted that the government’s policy to invest and train the youth are designed to create employment and enable productive ventures to tap the needed manpower. He therefore hinted that government will employ over One Hundred Thousand youth in the National Youth Employment Programme with a permanent source of revenue to avert the delay of payment of allowance. Mr. Bukari Zakari Anaba said since the celebration coincided with the Centenary Celebration of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the youth in the district must resolve to stay at home by way of using their energies and enthusiasm to serve Ghana. He used the occasion to honour Miss Beatrice Adongo a freach tutor of the Bechem Presbyterian senior high school who was adjudged the best French tutor in the 2009 national best teachers award for the honour bestowed on the Tano South District.

He further urged the people to reflect on the legacies that our forefathers bequeathed for us and consider how we can commit ourselves to leaving a solid legacy for the generations after us.

School children, voluntary organizations and other identifiable groups took part in the anniversary parade and prizes were awarded to schools which excelled in the march past whilst each school and group received a certificate for participating in the event.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


The Tano South District Chief Executive, Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba has inaugurated a Community Watch Committee in Ankaase in the Tano South District.

Speaking at the function, Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba said the committee is an offspring of the Ghana Police Service and the Tano South District Assembly to ensure safety of life and property in the community. He said the committee is going to work with the Tano South Police Service to help curb crime and robbery in the community. The District Chief Executive therefore appealed to the volunteers to let the sound training and advice they have received reflect in their personal and professional lifestyles.

Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba therefore urged the Personnel/Volunteers to endeavour to mirror the image of the Community Watch Committee as they contribute to the protection of the community. He also entreated the general public to show keen interest in the activities of the committee. Mr. Bukari Zakari Anaba charged the various household to try and give a monthly contribution to the volunteers to support their welfare.

Also in a speech, the Tano South District Commander of Police ASP Yao Wisdom Avornu disclosed that the volunteers have the power to arrest all suspicious character and also question people with dubious character. He revealed that the Community Watch Committee serve as additional eyes to the police. ASP Yao Wisdom Avornu further revealed that the committee is set to assist in apprehending criminals and in investigation. The Police

Commander hinted that volunteers are not to reveal any secret concerning their work to the public and not to torture, beat or manhandle any arrested person. He congratulated the volunteers of availing themselves to protect their community.

The programme coincided with the inauguration of the Area Council at Derma. Inaugurating the council Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba said the Area Council is the only means of bringing governance closer to the people at the grassroots. He said the council is to assist any person authorized by the District Assembly to collect Revenues due to the Assembly and to enumerate and keep records of all reliable persons and properties in the area.

Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba disclosed that the Functional Organization Assessment Tool (FOAT) has been set by the government to ensure that all government organizations are doing things right. The DCE said when qualified the district would be given an amount that is as equal to the Common Fund to help embark on developmental projects in the district.

Nana Ofosu Boadu who chaired the inauguration at Derma thanked the organizers of the programme for the kind gesture done his people. He therefore called on the District Assembly to help repair all damaged roads leading to Derma to help boost the image of the community, since they generate funds for the district through tomatoes farming.