The Ayensuano District Assembly has managed to collect GH¢ 251,933.00 representing 81 per cent expected revenue of Internally Generated Fund (IGF) from January to September.
The Assembly had budgeted for the collection of GH¢ 309,290.00 for the year.
Mr Mike Ofori Darko, the District Chief Executive (DCE) made this known at the first session of the first ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Coaltar in the Eastern Region, according to a Ghana News Agency report.
He commended Mr Alfred Tei Nartey, the District Finance Officer and the staff of the Assembly for their hard work and asked them not to rest on their oars, saying: “The Assembly is not doing badly.”
Mr Ofori Darko said the long term vision of the Assembly is to provide the requisite infrastructure that would guarantee quality of life for the people through the provision of essential services and the creation of an enabling environment to promote and sustain the development of the district.
The DCE said the security of the people in the district is his number one priority and appealed to chiefs in the area to offer lands for the construction of community police stations to reduce crime.
Mr Ofori Darko said the government has accepted to open new police stations at Anum Apapam, Amanase and Teacher Mante and that works are ongoing.
“Currently the Police personnel in the area are staying in private homes and also not having vehicles for night patrols or to carry suspects to court at Nsawam, Suhum and Asamankese,” he said.
He pleaded with the Police Administration to provide logistics to the personnel in the district for them to work efficiently.
Mr Ofori Darko called on the assembly members to show interest in the National Sanitation Programme to ensure that the district is environmentally clean.