The Kadjebi District Assembly, in the OtiRegion, has commenced the inauguration of local councils for the various communities.
The inauguration began with the Dodo Amanfrom community, which has five electoral areas with two members each.
Five new local council members were inaugurated to bring the number to 15, and they unanimously chose Divine Sena to chair the council and also agreed that the membership would be rotated annually so each member gets to serve.
CephasAmenyedu was appointed treasurer, and the members took the oath of office and secrecy administered by the District Chief Executive, Mr Wilson Agbanyo.
The DCE said the establishment of the council reaffirmed the Assembly’s commitment to the promotion of local governance,which would create opportunities for inclusiveness.
Mr Agbanyo said “town and area councils are for the people”, and promised to enhance decentralisation in the district.
The DCE pledged to work with the councils towards the development of the area, and appealed to the chiefs and other opinion leaders to support the council in delivering effective governance.
Mr Agbanyo said a workshop would be organised to educate members of the council on their roles, “which cuts across political and social responsibilities, including population data, street naming, reforestation and environmental reclamation activities.”
He said the council would help rekindle communal spirit among the people and urged members to “sacrifice for the public”.
Mr Agbanyo said the Assembly had prioritised the rehabilitation of roads, to facilitate socio-economic activities.
He said the Assembly had secured external support for the development of education, and also realised GH¢100,000 for the provision of furniture for the three senior high schools in the district.
Senapledged that the council would support the DCE towards the progress of the district.
The Kadjebi, Ahamansu, DodiPepesu, and the Asato local councils are yet to be inaugurated. –GNA