The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, has asked District Assembly members in the region to play serious supervisory roles, to ensure that projects being implemented in their localities are properly executed.
He said locals should see government projects as theirs and not that of the party in since such projects were being funded with the tax payer’s money.
Mr. Opoku said this when he inspected a member of on-going projects being undertaken in some communities in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Minister regretted that the District Assembly Concept, had been turned into partisan politics, noting, “you are voted to the assembly to help improve the living conditions of your people, which is a priority to the government,” he said.
He therefore asked assembly members in the district to work as a team in other to give hope to people they represent.
The projects inspected included roads, educational infrastructure, health facilities and electrification.
He noted that some of the projects executed about six years ago, were shoddily done and attributed it to lack of supervision.
He advised assembly members to always focus on the economic importance of projects and to refrain from dragging the assembly’s activities into politics as that could undermine the rationale behind the district assembly concept.
Mr. Opoku assured the people that the government would complete the tarring of Abuom – Kyenkyenisibuoso – Nakete road being executed by Kofi Joab, a Kumasi-based road construction firm.
The District Chief Executive, Atta Bosompem Abrahams and other officials of the Assembly accompanied the Deputy Regional Minister on his tour.