The President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 20th August, 2020, paid a working visit to the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District.
Delivering their welcome speech, Oberempong Appiah Nuamah II (Omanhene of Twifo Traditional Council) and Nana Kwesi Kenin IV (Omanhene of Atti-Morkwa Traditional Council) both commended the President for delivering on his promises. Nana Kwesi Kenin IV, however, pleaded with the President to consider NABCO trainees in future recruitments as well as the reshaping of the Twifo Praso-Assin Fosu as it’s in a bad state.
On his part, The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwesi Amoako Attah, in response to the request for reshaping of the Twifo Praso-Assin Fosu road, recalled that the contract had already been awarded of which the contractor had already reported to the site and has commenced work. He also added that the Central Region would have their fair share of road constructions within the tenure of office of the President. He finally, recommended the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for another four (4) year term as President.
The President, in his speech, thanked the people for their massive support and also introduced the Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for the New Patriotic Party for the Constituency, Hon. Ebenezer Obeng Dwamena and urged the people to vote for him in the upcoming elections.
The President later cut the sod for the construction of a concrete bridge over the Pra River which links Twifo Praso to Dunkwa –On-Offin and also inspected the progress of work on the ongoing construction of a new District Hospital which was due for commissioning this October, 2020.
The Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly (TAMDA) held its 1st Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the 9th Assembly Wednesday on 29th July, 2020 at the District Assembly Hall.
The District Chief Executive, Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi in his sessional address said that, the Assembly developed its Medium-Term Development Plan for the period 2018-2021 and it was from this document that the Assembly prepared its Annual Action Plan for implementation in 2020. He also added that the goal for the plan period is to ‘reduce poverty through stimulation, socio-economic growth, enhancing human and natural resources development, increasing private sector participation and partnership and promoting good governance without any form of discrimination in a sustainable manner’
He further enumerated some achievements of his office within the time frame. These included, providing 100 bags of certified rice seeds to 214 farmers, awarding a contract for the construction of a New Modernize Market at Twifo Praso, Organizing training for 50 artisans in beads and soap making, distributing 50, 000 palm seedlings to 258 farmers, supplying 31, 150 bags of subsidized fertilizers to farmers, distributed over 800 liters and grams of NPK to farmers to help control pest in crops, commissioning a modernize 1No. CHPS facility at Mbaabasa and 1No. 3Unit classroom block with Ancillary Facilities at Akwakrom and Nuamakrom and many more developmental projects.
He finally commended the entire staff of the District Assembly for passing the 2018 District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT) and also stimulated them to keep putting their best foot forward.
On their part, the Presiding Member, Hon. Edward Baiden Aggrey urged the Assembly Members to propagate the developmental projects undertaken in the District to their electorates. He also urged the members to lead exemplary lives for the electorates to emulate, through their service to them.
Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly has held a joint stakeholder meeting at the district assembly to assess the progress of development projects undertaken in the district as per 2020 annual action plan for the district.
Hon. Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi, the District Chief Executive, in his opening remarks applauded all the gathering for making time to attend the meeting. He stated that, the main purpose of the gathering was to assess development as planned by the district. He also urged the gathering to ensure maximum attention so as to elect their contribution.
The District Planning Officer (DPO), Mr. Alfred Dadson led the stakeholders through a presentation to review the achievements for the district as planned for the district. The summary of his report reviewed that, 29% of the targeted projects were achieved whiles 43% of the projects were ongoing and 6% of the projects were also not due whiles 22% of the projects were yet to be. He added that, the imbalances were as a result of the current pandemic which had practically put many things on hold. The planning officer added that, the district still has the zeal to work hard to complete these projects as soon as normalcy returned.
Stakeholders were given the opportunity to submit contributions and questions.
As part of the government’s agenda towards building a National Cathedral and ensuring a peaceful election, the Local Council of Churches (LCC) of the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District held a meeting at the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly Hall on the July 17, 2020. This meeting was graced with the presence of the District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi and the District Coordinating Director (DCD), Mr. Bernard K. P Sakyiama.
Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi, DCE during his delivery, urged the gathering to continue to contribute their quota in ensuring of development within the district and the nation at large. He advised the members of the council to keep inspiring their congregation to continue observing the laid down protocols, with respect to Covid-19 in order to eradicate it. Lastly, he tasked them to keep being peace ambassadors in their various denominations and also inculcate the culture of peace within their congregations.
Apostle Kofi William, the Chairman for the LCC on his part disclosed that the meeting was to address the data collection exercise of all churches within the district, ensuring of 2020 peaceful election, contributing towards the National Cathedral and the observation of the Covid-19 protocols. He added that it was intended that every church in Ghana would play a part in the construction of the National Cathedral by contributing financially to assist the Government in achieving this objective. Apostle William further stated that every member of the Council was automatically an ambassador of peace and must, therefore, promote peace to counter violence in the upcoming General Election.
An open forum was allowed for members in the meeting to submit their contributions, suggestions and questions for clarifications.
In his concluding remarks, the Hon. DCE commended the gathering for making time out of their busy schedules to attend such an august meeting.
He further informed the council that Government had supplied some items such as Veronica Buckets, cartons of sanitizers and liquid soaps for distribution to the churches in the District to complement what they already had at their various churches.
The District Assembly through an initiative of His Excellency the Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, begun a consultation on Street Naming and Property Addressing.
On 9th July, 2020, a meeting was held in the District Assembly hall to brief stakeholders on the status of the Street Naming Property Addressing and also validate established street names.
The District Coordinating Director, Mr Bernard K.P Sakyiama in his opening remark, welcomed all members at the gathering. He went on to request maximum cooperation from them seeing that the Covid-19 protocols were extremely being observed.
Mr. Desmond Tutu, the District Physical Planning Officer, offered a brief presentation on street naming and property or public addressing system. He led the gathering through some structural analysis, especially, on how the addressing system works and how important the project was to the development of the district.
Together with the District Planning Officer, Mr Alfred Dadson, he took the stakeholders through established street names and also to confirm details of names earlier submitted to his outfit.
The meeting was graced with the presence of the GIZ officers at the tail end of the meeting. In honouring the GIZ organization for all their support to the district, a street was named after it.
The Agric Department yesterday July 06, 2020 organized it’s annual RELC workshop at the District Assembly conference room.
This workshop enables researchers, extension officers, farmers processors, aggregators and all stakeholders in the agric value chain meet and discuss matters of mutual concern to agricultural production
Another project sees completion in Twifo Atti-Morkwa.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Twifo Atti-Morkwa District, Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi, on Friday, 3rd July, 2020 commissioned a newly built modernised CHPS compound for the Mmaabasa community in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District.
Delivering his opening remarks, the Chief of Mmaabasa, Nana Kofi Afful couldn’t hide his joyfulness as he continuously commended the DCE for taking up the two major challenges of the community; reshaping their road and the construction of a modernised CHPS compound.
The District Chief Executive in return, applauded the community and the District Health Directorate for their immense support and contribution towards the success of the project. He also assured the community that, any other challenges facing them will be addressed in due time. He later urged them as they go about their normal duties, to observe all protocols laid down to prevent the contraction of the deadly Covid-19.
Mrs. Mavis Narh, the District Health Director, assured the community of the best services to be provided by the Directorate through its health workers.
The District Chief Executive, District Health Director and the Chief of Mmaabasa officially cut sod for the CHPS compound.
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The District saw the exit of Mr Ishmael Anaman, the now former District Coordinating Director and the entrance of his successor.
The Twifo Atti Morkwa District Assembly in the early hours of 3rd July 2020, welcomed a new District Coordinating Director to take the reigns of his predecessor.
In attendance was the District Chief Executive, Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi, all departmental heads and staffs of the assembly.
The District Chief Executive acknowledged the good work done by the previous director and therefore urged the new Coordinating Director to do same. He noted that, the staff at the assembly were one of the most hard working employees in the country and who are also ever ready to cooperate with him.
The substantive District Coordinating Director, Mr. Bernard K.P. Sakyiama expressed gratitude to the staffs as he recalled his previous years of serving in many districts where he hadn’t receive such honour. He pledged to be a father for all whilst he urged them to rally their support behind him so as to complete the task set for the district.
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On the 17th June, 2020, regional and district delegates of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) visited the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly to have a consensus with the District Chief Executive (DCE) and the District Coordinating Director (DCD) on the way forward for football to flourish in the district.
According to the regional consort, GFA is taking football in the country to the next level and therefore it is the desire of the organization to have district and regional offices across the country. In his discourse, he made aware that Central Region would pilot a said football festival which unfortunately, has been hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic. He continued by adding that, he, together with his team were visiting all district offices to secure an office where GFA can operate from with ease and without necessarily having to go the region or the headquarters.
On behalf of the DCE, the DCD, Mr. Ishmael Anaman lauded the idea. He assured the delegates that, the district would as soon as possible allocate an office to them for their operations and also support them with any logistics they might need in discharging their duties.