Assembly members in the country have been entreated to stop washing their dirty linens in public space and rather resort to appropriate resolution systems in the assembly in order to develop their communities.
The habit of resorting to the media and speaking ill of assemblies which are august houses must eschew such negative growing practice and help project their positive images to attract investment to improve livelihoods.
Percy Ahenakwah, the Presiding Member of the Shama Assembly in the Western Region, made the admonition at the eighth ordinary meeting of the third assembly, encouraged them to familiarise themselves with the standing orders and the Act that established assemblies for precision in debate and correct inference.
“A lot more can be achieved if as members of various assemblies, we use opportunities to speak to media project works of our assemblies, rather than shooting ourselves in the feet by lambasting our assemblies,” he lamented.
Joseph Amoah, the District Chief Executive for Shama, was worried about abandoned polyclinic that had resulted in health difficulties for residents of the area saying “the polyclinic project has been abandoned close to ten years now making access to quality health care delivery and medication an allusion in the district.
“Plans to procure a new contractor after the Ministry of Health has repackaged the contract, changes were done by the Ministry of Health, value for money audit was undertaken by Ministry of Finance and will soon be sent to cabinet and parliament for final consideration and award of contract.
“The project changed from polyclinic to district hospital with 80-bed capacity, hopeful good news may come by the end of year, making significant progress in revenue targets and benchmarks in education, infrastructure, agriculture and health among others, data cleaning, updating exercise underway to cover businesses and properties.
“Management of the assembly plans to engage small scale businesses to find ways of assisting and supporting them to expand, construction of two community based health planning services compound for two communities whilst upgrading Inchaban Police station.
“Secured land at Beposo Nkran for commencement of Empowering Novel Agribusiness Led Employment programme and the District Security Council resolute to advance course of security and peace,” Mr Amoah stressed. –GNA