The District Chief Executive of newly gazetted Berekum West district, Hon. Isaac Osei has reiterated his commitment to making his district a well developed area for his residents.

Speaking in an interview with Kkbportal ahead of the assembly's first ever meeting, the youthful but charismatic leader noted he is effectively liaising with his assembly members and traditional authorities to identify pressing demands of his people.

"Governance, most especially the decentralized system requires co-operative and collaborative efforts. In this delight, I am soliciting ideas from both my assembly members and the traditional authorities to help me formulate achievable and realistic medium and long term plans to help us support the government's agenda of improving lives and creating jobs" he revealed.

He therefore enumerated some of the projects undertaken by the assembly to improve sanitation, security and road infrastructure.

"In communities like Ayimom and Koraso, there are ongoing mechanized borehole projects to provide them with potable water, I have extended street lights to Jinijini Senior High School, St Augustine's Snr High Sch at Nsapor, Abi, Mantukwa, Fententaa, Botokrom, and Nkyenkyemam. To ensure sanity in the district, we have acquired 2 Rear loaders and 11 refuse containers from the Zoomlion to help residents dispose waste conveniently" Mr Osei revealed.

Hon Osei inspecting the progress of Water project

He applauded numerous government interventions, most especially the One District One Factory noting "as a tomato growing area, its my humble plea to the central government to establish a tomato cannery here for us. Most of the chunk of harvested tomatoes are transported out of the district and the Brong Ahafo Region as a whole, hence the establishment of the cannery will create job opportunities for the youth through the value chain"

In an earlier interview with the Presiding Member of the assembly, Hon. Asnu Yaw indicated as a virgin district they are ready to dole out their very best to support the assembly to leap higher in development.

"Amidst our political and cultural differences, our utmost goal is to make Berekum West  a hub of development. Our hundred percent votes for the DCE during his confirmation  is a sign of unity geared towards the development of the district" the assembly member for Ayimom electoral area assured.

The new district, created in accordance with the 1992 Constitution and Local Governance Act, 2016, ACT 936, was carved out of the Berekum Municipal Assembly.

 The 27 assembly members, both elected and appointed will go for their first sitting tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more.

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