Tuesday, September 20, 2016


As termed “My First Day at School” which markrs the reopening of schools academic year saw officials of the Tano South District Assembly and the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service visiting public schools in the District to mark the day.
The Tano South District which comprises of five educational circuits saw each circuit been visited by a team of officials led by a high ranking officer of the assembly and the District Education Directorate to interact with the pupils who had enrolled to begin schooling and to distribute goodies to them to remember their first day at school.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba who led a team of officials to visit schools in circuit “A” in speeches at all the schools he visited, said that government has set that day aside to ensure that all newly enrolled pupils who are starting their schooling for the first time are encouraged and motivated to remain in school and take their lessons seriously so that they would grow up well educated to become good leaders
Hon. Anaba hinted that ever since he took over as the DCE, the government through the Tano South District Assembly has been able to undertake a lot of infrastructural development by putting up classroom blocks to help remove schools under trees and said that the MP for the constituency has also done a lot to promote Teaching and Learning in our basic schools by supplying the schools with Teaching and Learning materials and advice the pupils to be mindful of what has brought them there and take their learning seriously.
He said the MP will in a short time visit the schools again to distribute exercise books and other materials to promote effective teaching and learning. The DCE told  the pupils and their teachers that the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections is around the corner and what Ghanaians needed was peace and urged the pupils to tell their parents to preach peace before, during and after the elections as Ghanaians are one people with a common destiny.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba concluded his speeches in the schools he visited by entreating the pupils to take their learning seriously and urged the teachers also to channel all their grievances through the appropriate quarters for redress and avoid the habit of absenteeism and ensure that they go to school regularly.
The Tano South District Directorate of Education, Rev. Ernest Opoku who accompanied the DCE in a short speech told the teachers that man in bound to make mistakes but they must not take advantage of that to do things which would go contrary to the ethics of the teaching profession and ensure that they impart their knowledge to the pupils to enable them grapes whatever they are taught.
Rev. Opoku said since government is playing its part to ensure that matters affecting effective teaching and learning is solved so as to make the teaching profession attractive, teachers must also do their best to compliment the efforts of government by giving off their best and finally advised the pupils to show their respect to the elderly.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, on behalf of the presidency through the assembly and the Education Directorate distributed goodies to the fresh in-takes of class one in the various schools they visited.   


Hundreds of Muslims in Bechem, the Tano South District Capital and its environs thronged the Bechem Islamic Primary School park to say prayers for their leadership and to slaughter a ram to mark the celebration of Eid -UI- Adha which symbolize a day of sacrifice.

A section of the Muslims at the prayer grounds
The chief Imam of Bechem, Alhaji Ibrahim Gariba who led an open air prayer session called for peace in the country since without peace, a Nation cannot develop and prayed that all political parties, their leaders and followers would ensure that peace prevails before, during and after the 2016 elections.
Alhaji Gariba called on all to tolerate each other views as we are one people and cannot be separated by political views  for we are all our “brother’s keeper”.
The District Police Commander, Supt Emmanuel Baah in a speech entreated the Muslims to do all they can to assist the Police to combat crime in the District and applied to them to report all suspicious characters within their vicinities for investigations to be conducted on those people.
Supt.  Baah addressing the Muslims
The Supt.  Baah again called on the Muslim youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to cause confusion during this election period since the police would not sit idle to see them engage in trouble making as the law would take its due course.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba who joined his Muslim counterpart to celebrate Eid- Ul Adha conveyed a special anniversary greetings from His Excellency John D. Mahama and urged all the Muslim youth not to allow themselves to be used during this election campaign period and also be law abiding citizens so that they can play positive roles in the socio- economic development of the country. He said that all Ghanaians needed is peace so as to build a healthy nation, and it behoves on each and every one to contribute his quota towards that noble course.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba addressing the Muslims

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Bechem Circuit of the Chirst Apostolic Church has held its 30th year anniversary at a ceremony at the church’s new premises at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The ceremony which attracted large number of church members, Officiating Ministers including Pastor Eric Acquah, Nananom, Opinion Leaders, members of the clergy including members of the local council of churches and Pentecostal Churches saw other government officials including the Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba in attendance.
Speaking at the ceremony, the DCE commended the church for its contribution towards the development of the District and said the achievement of the church from where it started and where it has got to cannot be over emphasized since their humble beginning had got them where they are now.
Hon. Anaba said plans are far advanced for the creation of a District Peace Council to assist in matters of peace building in the District as it exist in the Regional and National levels and called on all present to help preserve peace in the District, Region and Country as a whole since we are in an election year. Hon. Anaba called on the people especially those in politics to eschew the politics of insults which could bring conflicts among the various political groups.
Hon. Anaba hinted that the Electoral Commission has come out with a number of eighty-five (85) constituencies which has been cited as flash points of which Tano South District is one of them and called on the people to
 pray for the avoidance of such occurrences and quoted 2 Corinthians chapter 13; 11 which talks of peace in the bible. He said he stands for peace and he would implore the congregation to preach peace before, during and after the December 7th 2016 elections.
Touching on sanitation, Hon. Anaba said as the saying goes “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”, he would implore all and sundry to take the National Sanitation Day seriously by taking part in the sanitation day cleaning exercises anytime the day falls so as to help keep the environment clean to avoid the outbreak of diseases like Cholera, Malaria and other air borne related diseases.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba on behalf of the government and the Tano South District Assembly pledged an amount of four thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢4000) to the church to enable them complete their new church premise.

Nana Boadi Amponim who stood in for the Omanhene of Bechem Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto 11 acknowledge all present and congratulated the church for its achievements and   contribution to the people of Bechem and its environs. 


The centre for Democratic Development (CDD- GHANA) in collaboration with Peace Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has organised a stakeholders meeting to encourage citizens to take part in the decision making process of the Local Government Budgeting and Planning system at Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region.
A facilitator   at the workshop Mrs Midrene Aginaku of the centre for Democratic Development in a speech thanked the entire participants for honouring the invitation and said CDD- GHANA has been able to implement projects in twenty (20) Districts across the country out of which Tano South District is a beneficiary.
Mrs Aginaku said the theme for the meeting, “Building Transparency, Participation and providing feedback report of Local government Budgeting and Planning” was to enable CDD- GHANA to be able to gather more information in the Tano South District and said it also conducted a survey on ways the District Assemblies carry out functions and realized that most of the citizens are not allowed to take part in the decision making processes of the Assemblies in  terms of the development of the district.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Eleven Community Police Officers of the National Youth Employment Agency in the Tano South District have been handed a bicycle each to enhance their work at a ceremony held at the premises of the Tano South District Assembly at Bechem.

Picture above shows the bicycles on display
In a speech at the handing over ceremony, the Tano South District Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Agency Mr. Benjamin Adjei said the bicycles were released to enable them to work efficiently and to make them also to be able to reach the communities within their catchment areas.
In a presentation speech, the Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba said government in putting measures in place to reform the Agency and hinted that the released the bicycles to them was an indication that the government is committed to modernize the Agency. Hon. Anaba urged the recipients to work hard to support the effort been made by the District Police Command to maintain peace and order in the District. He also charged them not to lord themselves over the people they have come to serve as their work is to compliment the efforts of the police.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba handing over the bicycles to Inspector Lord Asante
In presenting the bicycles, Hon. Anaba on behalf of the government handed over the bicycles to inspector Lord Asante of the District Police Command, who intern handed them over to the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries standing by their bicycles