Thursday, June 25, 2015


Sod cutting ceremonies has been held at various communities in the  Tano South District of the Brong- Ahafo Region for the commencement of development project in the District.
The projects which comprises of school buildings, chips compounds and a slauther slab is the initiative of the Member of Parliament of the Tano South Constituency through her share of MPs common fund.
The school building projects which would be at Techimantia Presby Senior High School, Subriso and Ada are made up of two storey building multi purpose administration block, a 1No 3 unit classroom block with office and ancillary facilities at Subriso and Ada respectively whilst two 1No community health based services compound ( CHIP) each would be sited  at Asuboi  and Breme with the slauther slab being  sited at Techimantia.
At various durbars held in honour of the MP at the various towns,  the Tano South District Executive Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba told the various gatherings in his introductory remarks that the MP in her visits to the towns to account for her stewardship during the period of her two years in office as MP was confronted with various problems facing the people by the various communities and it was prudent for the MP to also contribute her quota to support the assemblies efforts in bringing development projcets to the people.
The District Chief Executive said the MP has initiated a number of development projects in various communities  and saw the need to also bring development to others also.  He said work on all the projects has been awarded on contract and called on the people to rally behind the MP and support her in her quest to bring development to the people.
The member of parliament for Tano South Hon. Hannah Louisa Bisiw in a speech said her motive of  initiating such projects was to provide basic infrastructure on Education  and Health to meet the needs of the people. She said she found it expedient to provide classroom blocks to the Techemantia Presby Primary A because they were studying under trees and the children of Ada were walking a distance to attend JHS at Ankaase hence the need to provide them with a JHS.  
Hon. Bisiw said it was the wish of the NDC government to do away with maternal mortality and since some communities were far away from where hospitals and Health Centres were sited there was the need to bring health care to the doorstep of the people hence the need to site chip compounds closer to the people.
Touching on the girl child, Hon. Bisiw adviced the girls to take their education seriously and learn hard and refrain from immoral practices that would lead them into teenage pregnancy and called on parent to take care of their children
Touching on the project at the Presbyterian Senior High School at Techimantia Hon. Bisiw said she has also provided funds for the rehabilitation of the buildings in the school apart from the putting up of the two storey multipurpose administration block and retariated that it was not the schools PTA project but her own initiative. Hon. Bisiw said theTechimantia slaughter slab was also in a deplorable state and was not good for use hence her decision to put up a new one.
Hon. Bisiw in all her speeches in the communities said it was the people who voted for her to go to parliament and there was therefore the need for her to also serve the people and lobby for project for them and promised that plans are afoot to have the Bechem Teachimantia- Akomadam and Derma-Asuoso roads constructed under the cocoa roads project of the government.
Hon. Bisiw promised the pupils of the Asuboi Junoir High School that she in  no time supply them with exercise and literature(cock crows) books.
Touching on the supply of electricity to the communities Hon.Bisiw said she would have wished to get all communities in the constituency connected to the national grid and called on the communities who are calling for extension in their towns to wait for a while as that would  be taking care of in due course.
Hon. Bisiw called on all the communities benefiting from the project to cooperate with the various contractors under taking the projects and give them the necessary support to see to the successful completion of the projects.
Nananom in all the communities where the projects had been initiated thanked the MP and government of Ghana for coming to their aid in the field of Education and health.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


A District National Agriculture Census Management Team has been inaugurated in the Tano South District Capital of Bechem.
The three member committee has been put in place to oversee the successful implementation of a programme of a collaborative effort of the Ghana Statistical Service and the Ministry of Agriculture implementing the Ghana Census of Agricultural with the view to allow for the collection, processing, publication and dissemination of information on the structure of agriculture development in the county.
The Tano South District Chief Executive Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba in an opening address said we need to thank our God for this opportunity to inaugurate the District Management Team of the Ghana Census of Agriculture in the Tano South District.
He said we are all aware that the overall objective of the census of Agriculture is to improve Agricultural base with the view of strengthening our National Agriculture Statistics.
Hon. Anaba said the District Management team would do the their best in the area of Data collection to ensure quality statistical information on the structure of agriculture and the state of development of the rural areas for the benefit of   policy makers and other users such as researchers and academia.
Hon. Anaba said he wished that during the implementation process, the Traditional Council led by the Sompahene, Heads of Department and other committee members would be called upon to assist in one way or the other and hoped they would not hesitate to do so for the smooth implementation of the programme and assured the gathering that the District Assembly would play its key role in the implementation of the programme.

The National coordinator for Census of Agriculture   Mr. Francis Dzah in his inaugural address said a census of Agriculture is a statistical operation covering the whole country and allows for the collection, processing, publishing and dissemination of information in the structure of Agriculture and the state of development of the rural areas.
He said the overall objective of the census of Agriculture is to produce and disseminate complete and reliable agricultural data to meet the needs of policy makers and other users to support informed decision making and for monitoring development programmes aimed at further developing agriculture and the rural areas.
Census of Agriculture he said would specifically provide information on the rural sector and the structure of agriculture which include the number of holders and sizes of holdings and their distribution across the country and  also provide an up to date sampling frame and establish solid system for regular production and dissemination of annual Agriculture statistics through survey in order to strengthen the National Agriculture Statistics system and improve upon the availability of Agricultural data and said there are several benefits that will be derived from the implementation of the census of Agriculture in Ghana.
Mr. Francis Dzah  informed the gathering that the census of Agriculture project which started in 2013 with preparatory activities would be rolled out over a four year period  and would be implemented in four phases in line with the “Modular Approach” recommended by FAO for the 2010 round of world census of Agriculture.          
The Sompahene of the Bechem Traditional Area Nana Fosu Darkwa who chaired the function thanked all for honoring the invitation and called for their maximum support for the implementation of the programme in the Tano South District to make it a great success.