Denkyembour District Assembly Holds Development Planning Sub-Committee Meeting

Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 22nd February 2023

On Wednesday 22nd February 2023, Denkyembour District Assembly held its first Economic Development Sub-committee meeting for the year 2023.

The chairman for the sub-committee, Honorable Emmanuel Effah Antwi opened the meeting by welcoming all members of the sub-committee to the meeting. He then took members through minutes of the previous meeting which was accepted as a working document for the sub-committee after further corrections, deliberations and discussions.

The District Works Engineer; Mr. Wonder Davor made the presentation of the progress report of all projects within the district as at January 2023. He gave the names, locations, name of contractor, contract sum, funding source, and date of commencement, date of completion, status and level of completion of about 20 projects that were within the district. Projects that were highlighted were the construction of a 6-unit classroom block at Boadua and the construction of a multi-purpose durbar grounds at Takrowase which were new projects funded by the DDF. He also mentioned that a project such as a 2-No 5-unit toilet facility for decentralized departments was terminated and re-awarded to different contractor.

The sub-committee also discussed issues of how improve Local Economic Development within the district.  Mr. Bortey Alabi, an officer from the Agriculture department mentioned that it was necessary for the assembly to provide a storage facility within the district and also support farmers with machinery for processing of raw materials, which was a major indicator for the District Assemblies Performance Assessment. He also recommended that the assembly should facilitate the purchase of a rice milling machine and situate it at Akim Wenchi and its environs.

The chairman, in his closing remarks, expressed his gratitude to all members and staff for attending the meeting and mentioned that all recommendations made by members would be carried on to the Executive Committee for further approval at the General Assembly.