Wednesday, June 28, 2017


The first Constituency Delegate’s Conference of the Tano South Constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been held at Bechem, the Tano South District Capital.
The delegates’ conference which was attended by polling station executives, Council of elders/ Patrons, Constituency Executives, E/A Co-ordinators, a representative of the Regional Executives of the party saw in attendance the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for the Constituency and the Tano South District Chief Executive was aimed at reviewing the Party’s activities and the 2016 general election before, during and after
In a welcome address, the constituency chairman of the party, Mr Opoku Buabeng gave thanks to the Almighty God for bringing the party to victory in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections and urged the party supporters and executives to work hard to make the party achieve its set goals as promised during the electioneering campaign so as to make the party remains in power in the next elections.
Mr Opoku Buabeng called of the party’s communicators to give accurate information to the public on the party’s ideology so as to make the people understand what the party is set for and what it is doing to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi in a speech thanked the President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo – Addo for nominating him to hold the office of the District Chief Executive for the Tano South and called on the constituency executives of the party to give him the necessary collaboration to run the affairs of the district so as to improve the living standards of the people.
Hon. Offinam told the delegates that they should lead lives worthy of emulation so that their people would have trust in them and vote for those who would want to contest in future district level elections.
He said since the party believes in the rule of law and democracy it is imperative that those of them who would want to stand for executive positions in the party would have to follow the due process and hinted that with the release of the one million dollar fund for each constituency by the government it would go a long way to help the constituency in terms of developmental projects and hoped that   the Bechem –Dwomo- Techimantia road network would not be an exception.
The Member of Parliament for Tano South Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere told the delegates that since a party is a union and the New Patriotic Party is no exception, there may be some misunderstanding between members or executives but that should not cause disunity but find an appropriate way of settling the issue. Hon Sekyere told the delegates that the government is putting in place measures to get the teeming youth who are unemployed to get jobs to improve their living conditions and hinted that government is committed to extend electricity supply to the rural areas.
On the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme, Hon Sekyere indicated that interventions have been put in place by government to supply seeds and seedlings free of charge to the farmers and also to distribute fertilisers at subsidized prices to all districts for purchase.
Hon. Sekyere on his part said he has purchased one thousand, five hundred (1500) bags of fertilisers for distribution to needy farmers in the constituency free of charge to supplement their efforts in acquiring some of the fertilisers.

Friday, June 9, 2017


Basic Schools in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region like any other District in the country have started writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination. Forty-seven (47) Schools out of which thirty- three (33) are public Schools and the rest Private Schools with a total population of One thousand, four hundred and forty- nine (1449) registered Candidates of which seven hundred and eighty- five (785) are boys and the rest females.  Seventeen (17) candidates did not turn up to write the examination.

           The candidates getting ready for the examination and the DCE in one of the examination halls
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi and the Member of Parliament for the Tano South Constituency, Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere accompanied by the District Director of Education, Rev. Robert Opoku with officials of the Assembly and the Education Directorate visited the four examination centres in the District namely,Bechem Centre A and B, Techimantia and Derma.
Speaking at all the examination centres, the MP advised the candidates to be time conscious and obey the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination. He said the government is putting in measures to ensure the implementation of the Free Senior High School Programme which takes off in September, 2017 and emphasized that the programme when implemented would go a long way to relief parents of their financial burden. Hon. Sekyere said he would use part of his common fund to support education in the District and promised that he would give an amount five thousand Ghana Cedis GH¢ 5,000 to the school which would perform well in the examination.
                                                The MP speaking to the candidates
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon Collins Takyi Offinam in all the centres, extended the felicities of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to the candidates and encouraged them to write the examination without any form of fear and panic.
                                           The DCE talking to the candidates
He urged the candidate to eschew from any form of examination malpractices since it is such practices that leads to the cancellation of examination results and promised the Assembly will do all it takes to raise the standard of education in the District.
Advising the candidate, the Tano South District Director of Education, Rev. Robert Opoku urged the candidates to focus on what they have been taught by their teachers and do the right thing in the examination hall. Rev. Opoku told the teachers not to send any foreign materials to the candidates in the examination hall and warned that any teacher caught in that act would not be spared.
                     The District Director of Education advising the candidates and teachers
Rev. Opoku used the occasion to appeal to the MP to institute a best teacher award scheme so that it would motivate the teacher to work extra hard to raise the standard of education in the District.