The Shai Osudoku District Chief Executive, Mr. Emmanuel A.O. Lartey, has warned residents against fomenting trouble during this year’s election.
According to him, the security agencies would deal ruthlessly with anyone or group of persons that would cause trouble before, during and after the elections.
Mr. Lartey gave this warning at the first ordinary meeting of the first session of the assembly at Dodowa.
He noted that the area which had once been described as the most peaceful place in the region had of late been in the news for the wrong reasons.
Mr. Lartey cited the shooting to death of the Sofa chief and two others by unknown people, the numerous land matters in the courts adding that”the district was gradually becoming noted for unacceptable occurrences and all hands must be on deck to stop these criminal activities before things get out of hand”.
He said as the election period draws near, these criminals would re-surface to disturb the peace of the area, and urged the assembly members to partner the unit committees to ensure peace in their electoral areas adding that the district police command would be supported to ensure peace in the area.
Touching on other matters, the DCE said GH¢35,210.00 has been disbursed to 69 beneficiaries under the disability fund while GH¢52,203.00 meant for the fund is locked up at the Shai Rural Bank which has gone bankrupt.
He said efforts are being made to recover the fund from the bank for disbursement.
Mr. Lartey explained that two more vehicles would be procured to boost revenue generation while local councils would be assisted with attractive packages to ensure competition.
He said the scholarship scheme could be reactivated to cater for very needy but brilliant students from the area.
He said the assembly is in the process of acquiring waste disposal sites for all communities while the Asutsuare junction market would be constructed to facilitate marketing of agricultural products as well as mobilise revenue to the assembly.
Mr. Lartey said all game centres in the district would be closed to prevent children from patronising and urged parents to play a major role in the upbringing of their wards.
By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu