Views: 278 Ishmael Junourgh, Zabzugu, N/R, April 30, 2019, Tues, 11: 00 pm The Zabzugu District Assembly has held its First Ordinary Meeting of the Fo...
Ishmael Junourgh, Zabzugu, N/R, April 30, 2019, Tues, 11: 00 pm
The Zabzugu District Assembly has held its First Ordinary Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Seventh Assembly, today, at Zabzugu, the District Capital, in the Northern Region.
In his speech on the occasion, the District Chief Executive, (DCE) Hon. Ahmed Abukari Iddirisu noted security had improved in the area.
He said the achievement followed some security threats in the District within the year. He mentioned a clash between some Konkomba farmers and some Dagomba hunters, security patrols at the funerals of Kwor Na and Yelzoli Lana, robberies and petty theft cases across the area as well as illegal logging.
The Hon. DCE, however, stated that the illegal logging had continued as an epidemic in the area and there was the need for effort intensification from the security and the Assembly Members to succumb the canker.
He commended the Assembly for scoring 94% in the District Performance Assessment Tool, (DPAT) yielding the District an amount of 631,000 Cedis for development projects.
Also, he said for the first quarter of the year, 2019, the District raked in 41,515.50 Cedis as Internal Generated fund, (IGF) 355,843.80 Cedis as District Assembly Common Fund, (DACF) 80,000 Cedis as Member of Parliament (MP) Common Fund and 438,796.19 as District Development Fund. (DDF)
The Hon. DCE said due to the inadequate funding, the Assembly could not pursue any capital expenditure with its IGF.
“I want to think that this sorrowful financial position of the Assembly is a wake-up call us to stop our over-reliance on the Central Government funding and rather intensify our local revenue mobilization which is directly under our control,” he stated.
However, he said the Assembly undertook some projects including a construction of one number three-unit classroom block “A” completed at Zabzugu SHS at 185,840 Cedis; construction of a one number three-unit classroom block “B” completed also at Zabzugu SHS at the same cost.
Also, 300 dual desks, 15 teachers tables, and chairs and cupboards to six schools delivered to the Charkpulgu Primary, Kolikoli D/A Primary, the Tuvugu D/A Primary, the Kukpalgu D/A Primary and Benambado D/A Primary, all, at 102,000Cedis.
The rest include; completion of spot improvement of a 7 km Zabzugu Tikpralanyili feeder road at 103,420Cedis; supply of 100 pieces of eight-meter low tension treated poles at Benambado and Kunyogbedo at 84,000 Cedis and an ongoing construction of one number three-unit classroom block, four-seater water closet toilet and changing room for Zabzugu Girls’ JHS at 250,691 Cedis.
Under the Government of Ghana funding, the Hon. DCE itemised projects at various levels across the District as follow: construction of four number solar mechanised boreholes at Nakpali-Tidan, Wagado, Tayondo and Kuntumbilyili, a construction of water closet institutional toilets with mechanised boreholes and panel, under the Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction Project, at Zabzugu, Nakpali, and Kulkpalgu.
Also, the Chief stated the construction of six number village dams, at Ojoja, Zabzugu/Tasundo, Kpalgigbini and Kukuokpanga which are yet to be awarded.