Wednesday, September 20, 2017


“My First Day at School” which marks the reopening of schools’ academic year saw the MP, Hon Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, the DCE, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi, 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.

                         Dignitaries are interacting with the students in one of the schools
The Tano South District which comprises of five (5)  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 Director of Education, Rev. Robert Opoku who accompanied the DCE and MP in a short welcoming speeches at all schools said teachers are the eye of the community and for that matter, urged them to avoid absenteeism and do all they can to impart  knowledge to the pupils to make them become good leaders in future.  
Rev. Opoku said since government is playing its part to ensure that matters affecting effective teaching and learning is solved in order 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 respect to their elders.
The DCE for Tano South, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi who led a team of officials to visit the schools in circuit “A” in a speech at all the schools said government has set that day aside to ensure that all pupils starting schooling for the first time are encouraged and motivated to remain in school and take their lessons seriously so that they can pass all manner of examinations conducted by the teachers.
                               Hon. DCE giving assorted drinks to the pupils
He also urged the pupils to avoid watching movies and make sure they spend much of their time on their books to make them benefit from the government’s educational policies and informed all teachers in the various schools to allocate sectional plots for the students to work on to ensure the school compounds become clean and prevent pupils from snake bites.
The MP, Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere expressed felicities of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo- Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana to both teachers and the pupils. He said the Ex-President of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum  Kuffour introduced the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) to make pupils  have access  to the Free Basic Education and hinted that since  His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo 
Hon. MP entertaining one of the pupils with biscuit after addressing the students
has also introduced the Free Senior High School, there is the need for the pupils to take their books seriously to ensure they benefit from the government’s free SHS Policies.
He said government has put measures  in place to restore the Nursing and Training Colleges’ allowance to ensure it motivate more students to choose teaching and nursing professions  and stressed that government through the Assembly will continue to do more to improve and extend the school feeding programme and advised parents to send their wards to school.  
On behalf of the Presidency through the Assembly and the Education Directorate, an assorted drinks and biscuits  were distributed to the fresh in-takes of class one in the various schools by the high ranking members including the MP for the Tano South Constituency.  

Friday, September 15, 2017


A total amount of twenty-four thousand, six hundred and twenty-four, twenty pesewas (GH¢ 24, 624.20) has been disbursed to thirty-three (33) students by the Tano South District Assembly. Out of the thirty-three (33) students, twelve (12) students are in the Second Cycle Institutions, nine (9) students are in both Nursing and Training Colleges whilst the rest are in the Universities.
During the presentation of cheques to beneficiaries, the Principal Finance Officer for Tano South District Assembly, Mr Agyenim- Boateng Patrick urged parents to advise their wards to take their books seriously since education is a key to success.
On the purpose of accountability, he informed beneficiaries to submit their pay-in slips or receipts to the Assembly after making payment of their fees to make the Assembly accounts properly to the auditors and stressed that any students who fail to submit his or her pay-in slip or receipt to the Assembly will be evicted from the Assembly’s scholarship scheme.
In a short but impressive address, the DCE for Tano South Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi said many students in the Tano South District have applied for Assembly’s scholarship and since the Assembly has limited financial resources, it has been able to release an  amount of twent-four thousand, six hundred and twenty-four, twenty pesewas to thirty-three (33) students whose issues are critical to be dealt in order to make them pay their school fees at the appropriate  time and stressed that Assembly will continue to use ten percent (10%) of its Common Fund to support students who do not benefit from the government’s free Senior High School policy.
Hon. Takyi urged beneficiaries not to go to other districts and demand for the same financial support since the Tano South District Assembly has given them the needed support and said all MMDAs  are building database where information about each beneficiary will be stored and verify as the need arises and hinted that the introduction of free Senior High School policy by government will go a long way to relief some burdens on parents and urged all and sundry to embrace it to make the government achieves the intent to which he introduces the policy.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Ground breaking ceremony to sink mechanized boreholes and construct water reservoir tank has been held at Breme in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region.

                                                   Pictures above show MP and DCE cutting the sod
A mini durbar which held at Breme’s Palace saw MP for Tano South Constituency Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, the DCE for Tano South, Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi, Officials from the Save Water Network Company, Tano South Constituency Branch of New Patriotic Party’s Executives, Nananom and some staff of the Tano South District Assembly.
A short but impressive address at the palace, the DCE for Tano South Hon. Collins Offinam Takyi said during the 2016 general electioneering campaign, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic party Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo – Addo promised that if Ghanaians vote for him and he becomes President of the Republic of Ghana, he will do all he can to improve the living standard of  the people at Breme and hinted that it is upon the promised that the government has taken a bold decision to collaborate with Save Water Network Company to undertake water project at Breme community to ensure that residents are able to acquire good drinking water. He said when the project is completed it will help to prevent people from getting water borne diseases.
Hon. Takyi said he and the MP for the Constituency will play a leading role to ensure that the Bechem Ahwirewam road is tarred by government. He also stressed that the government through the Assembly will do all it takes to extend electricity to the rural areas to make the rural folks to have access to electricity to undertake businesses in order to reduce the rural-urban migration.

                             The DCE for Tano South speaking at the ceremony
In another development, the MP for Tano South Constituency Hon Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere said since education is a key to success, government has launched the free Senior High School Policy where students who have completed Basic Education Certificate Examination and have obtained aggregates six (6) to twenty-four (24) will be allowed to enjoy the Policy and urged parents to advise their wards to learn to make the government free SHS Policy achieves its intended purposes.
Hon. Sekyere said government has also launched one district one factory projects and stressed that when the project is executed in the district, it will make many people acquire jobs. He said the introduction of the one district one factory will also make the district develops since many people will be coming to the district to embark on all manner of trades.
                                        The MP for Tano South Constituency addressing the gathering

He said government want Agricultural Sector to become so attractive for all manner of people to invest their resources and as the result of that government has launched planting for food and jobs where many seedlings have been supplied to farmers free of charge and urged the beneficiaries’ farmers to make good use of them and achieve higher yields.
Mr Kofi Peprah, the construction Manager of Save Water Network Company said since water is life there is the need for government to provide water for the community to make people at the community and its environs have portable water to drink and urged the community members to avoid politicizing the project.
Nana Boakyi Yiadom Amankwa the Bremehene thanked all those who played a leading role to make the community gets the project.     


The Tim Africa Aid Ghana in collaboration with the Centre for Democratic Development, OSIWA and the Tano South District Assembly has embarked sensitization programme in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region to empower citizens to demand accountability from the Government Institutions and Agencies.       

Cross section of participants and facilitators at the meeting
In a short opening address, the Presiding Member for Tano South District Assembly Hon. John Dadzie thanked management of the Tim Africa Aid Ghana for organizing such programme to educate citizenry to take part in the Assembly’s decision making processes and urged all participants to contribute their quota to make the programme a success.
                                                Hon. John Dadzie (PM) welcoming the participants
Addressing the gathering, Mr.Ernest Kusi, the Director of Tim Africa Aid Ghana said the theme for the programme was ‘’Building Transparency, Participation and Feedback Around Local Government Budgeting and Planning System’’ and stressed that, the Local Government System became operational in 1980 where rural folks were encouraged to take part in the Local Government Planning and Budgeting System. He said since the Ghana’s 1992 Constitution mandates all citizenry to demand accountability from the management of the various Government Institutions and Agencies, his outfit will continue to sensitize the public on Local Government Planning and Budgeting System to ensure that the needs of the people are provided by the government.   
                                                      Mr Ernest Kusi addressing the gathering
The Chief Planning Officer for the Tano South District Assembly, Mr David Owusu Ansah who took the participants through planning concept defined planning as a roadmap leading to development agenda. He said that the Medium Term Planning always has objectives and such objectives are the main vision of the government.
                                                Mr. David Owusu Ansah speaking at the function
Mr Ansah said, planning goes with objectives, execution and implementation and stressed that since planning brings development, there is the need for the Assembly to plan effectively and efficiently to ensure people acquire schools, hospitals, road, electricity etc.
The Budget Officer for Tano South District Assembly, Mr Isaac Owusu Sekyere said that since Planning goes with budgeting, there is the need for the Assembly to budget its development projects to ensure the most priorities ones are executed. He said the Assembly meet the stakeholders to solicit their views before preparing fee fixing and hinted that the Assembly finance its administrative work through the use of Internally Generated Fund.
Present at the meeting were Nana Awuah Boadi, the Bechem Nifahene, Assembly Members, officials from the Assembly and the general public.