Views: 757 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Akumadan, A/R, September 2, 2018, 5:32pm Offinso North can be described as fast developing, precisely, in infrastructu...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Akumadan, A/R, September 2, 2018, 5:32pm
Offinso North can be described as fast developing, precisely, in infrastructure.
The feat is achieved through collaborated efforts by both the District Chief Executive; (DCE) David Kwasi Asare, and the Member of Parliament, (MP) A.C. Ntim. This is per findings of the bridge news, on tour of the District, a week ago.
A tour with the DCE, last week, revealed a colossal level of infrastructural development which is already unleashing employment opportunities for the youth of the area.
But, the biggest challenges in the rural communities are electricity and roads. Apart from the towns along the way, none of the villages in these zones is connected to the national grid. It is therefore a challenge to ensure that these areas are connected to the national grid. As a matter of agency the feeder roads within Nsenua area reshaped to open up farm roads to the market centres.
61st Independence Day
As part of the last Independence Day celebration; Gas cookers, fridges, flat screen television sets, standing fans and rice cookers were awarded to some deserving teachers in the District.
Ghana School Feeding programme
Out of 52 basic schools in the Offinso North District; 40 of them representing 77% are beneficiary of the School Feeding Programme. The beneficiary schools are thirty eight official schools and two clusters of schools. The District is targeting 100% coverage by the year 2020. So far the total number of beneficiary pupils and students are 18,902.
The District has constructed a headmaster’s bungalow at Wiafe Akenteng Senior High School, another at Wiafe Akenteng Presbyterian Senior High School. Some bungalows started at Yeboah Apatam by the former administration have been completed and handed over for use.
A 12 unit classroom block construction is on going at Wiafe Akenteng Presbyterian Technical Senior High School, construction of a three unit classroom block at Presbyterian Primary School at Akumaden, Construction of a three unit classroom block at Afrancho D/A Junior High School, a 2 unit storey girls’ dormitory is under construction at Nkenkaasu and a 12 unit classroom block 90% completed is ongoing at the same school.
Boreholes for water in schools
At the Akumaden Senior High School, a borehole for water has been constructed, another at Wiafe Akenteng Presbyterian Senior High School.
500 dual desks were distributed among some schools in the District and a 34 seater bus donated to the Nkenkaasu Senior High School
Offinso North District is an agrarian economy. The Assembly has nursed and distributed 600,000 cashew seedlings to farmers at no cost.
Planting for Food and Jobs
1,031 farmers have benefitted from inputs in 2017, and 299 farmers benefitted in 2018. For the first time the best famer was awarded with a tricycle and farm inputs.
The District is creating jobs through rural electrification and reducing poverty and rural urban migration. The District has acquired two new phase transformers installed at Timber Market and Yeboah Apatam in Akumaden.
The following areas benefitted from the rural electrification; Biemso, Apenteng, Akrofoa, Adda Nkwanta, Asotwe, Bobra, Kyeredagya, Konkon, Nyabekyere no1, Papasisi, Dwendabi, Nsanukfie, Saaneso no 1, Saaneso no2, Bosomposo, Nkwaankwaa Panin, Dweneho, Amponsakrom.
Others include, installation of 3 phase transformer at Afrancho, extension of electrification to new developed areas in Afrancho zone, also to the following communities; Mankranso, Srentiatia, Tanokwaem, Tawiakrom, Mfante, Apatam.
A new District police headquarters has been constructed at Akumaden. A new police post at Asempanaye, and fire volunteers supported with 100 wellington boots and 600 cutlasses.
Also, construction of speed ramps at Akumaden has reduced accidents in the area. Nsenua roads were reshaped. Some farm roads have been reshaped at Afrancho. Those communities are Apatamu-Junction to Ankonom, Nkubesah, Mpaepaem, Lineso, Aborrofoa, Afrancho to Mfante, and Nyankoma-Junction to Sawua.
Toilet facilities at Akumaden Senior High School Girls’ dormitory, WC; Wiafe Akenteng Presbyterian Technical School Senior High School, Akumaden Zongo, Nkenkaasu and Darso communities benefitted from institutional toilets. Koneso and Faith refuse dumps have been cleared as well. Ten seater WC toilet is ongoing at Darso.
612 youth in Offinso North are employed in various sectors under the youth employment programme. Some person working in collaboration with the Assembly received one million cement bags and hundred packets of roofing sheet.