During the open forum some of the people voiced out their views and suggestions on the way forward on some government policies and programmes such as the National Youth Employment Programme, School Feeding Programme, Farmers Pensioners Scheme Policy and the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Touching on security, the Deputy Minister assured that the government in conjunction with the Japanese Government would be constructing bungalows and barracks for the security agencies across the country.
On Agriculture, Honorable James Agyenim Boateng said, the government has plans to improve agricultural practices such as rice farming, cocoa farming and cash crop farming in the country. He recalled that the farmers’ pensioner scheme and spraying of cocoa farms are some of the attributes of the current government.
In a welcome address, the Tano South District chief Executive, honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba said the success of every government depends largely on an effective information dissemination system where policies and programmes are explained to the citizenry.
This he said promotes participatory democracy which seeks a better government. He commended the Ministry of Information for educating the public on the Better Ghana Agenda of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government. Honorable Bukari Zakari Anaba urged the people to take the programme in good faith.
On education, the Minister revealed that government is planning to establish a Public Funded University in the Region as promised during the electioneering campaign of the NDC to help enroll more students into the university and also construct more classroom blocks to enhance quality education in the district. He further assured the people that government through the District Assembly Common fund would support brilliant, but needy children in the district to further their education to a higher level. Mr. Agyenim Boateng said the distribution of uniforms, food and exercise book would be extended to other parts of the district to help reduce the burden on parents. The distribution of these items, the minister said would create employment for tailors and seamstresses in the district.