Mr. George Mensah Akpalu, West Akim Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has said that the assembly had taken steps to promote education, peace and security towards the development of the area.
He said the police would be supported with a vehicle to assist neighbourhood watchdog committees in the 32 electoral areas, to combat criminal activities, and also rehabilitate faulty street lighting systems.
Mr. Akpalu, who was speaking at the third ordinary meeting of the seventh assembly at Asamankese, in the Eastern Region, said the assembly would collaborate with parents and schools to address indiscipline, which is affecting academic standards in the area.
He indicated that the assembly had awarded GH¢200 scholarship each to 17 brilliant but poor students, who obtained between 06 and 09 aggregate in the 2015 Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE), to enable them to continue their education and awarded certificates to 10 schools, which performed well academically.
Mr. Akpalu said the deplorable West African Examination Council (WAEC) centres at Osenase and Brekumanso were being rehabilitated.
He said the assembly was contacting the Ghana Education Fund (GETFund) to source funding for the completion of an abandoned girls’ hostel at the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS), and the renovation of a 12-unit classroom block there.