The Adansi North District Assembly in Ashanti, is undertaking a number of development projects designed to open up the district and improve the lot of the people.
Placing education in a pole position, obviously because it holds the key to rapid development and progress, the Assembly is improving educational infrastructure in the district largely through the construction of new school blocks and rehabilitation of existing ones.
The beneficiary communities include Fomena, the district capital, Akrokerri, Old Ayaase, Dompoase, Akwanserem, Anwona, Aboabo No. 2, Assilfikrom and Anhwiaso.
Alhaji Abdul-Lateef Majdoub, the District Chief Executive, in a chat with the ‘Times’ here yesterday, said a Task Force had also been set up to check truancy among school children in the district. “Parents of school children found roaming in the communities during school hours are punishable under the Assembly’s new bye-laws to pay a fine of GH¢10.00” , he said.
“Unlike the past”, he observed, “The classrooms are currently constantly full because truancy among school children is at its lowest ebb.”
The DCE said the district’s poor feeder road network was being given a face-lift with the acquisition of a new grader by the Assembly, adding that the Ayokoa-Duampompo, New Akrofuom-Boko and Kojo Nkwanta-Sikaman roads had already been re-shaped.
On electrification, Alhaji Majdoub said street lighting systems in 12 communities including Fomena, Dompoase, Akrokerri, Kyekyewere, Asokwa, Brofoyedru, Fumso, Anhwiaso, Akwanserem and Badwesango have been improved.
The Assembly, he said, was in addition to the construction of a permanent administrative block to replace the current temporary structure, building Senior and Junior staff quarters as well as a bungalow for the District Police Commander, all at Fomena.
Mr. Prince Abu Bonsra, Presiding Member of the Assembly, was optimistic that the projects scheduled to be completed within the next two years, would impact positively on the living standards of the people.