Denkyembour District Assembly Holds Sports and Culture Sub-Committee Meeting
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 16th February 2023
The Denkyembour District Assembly’s Sports and Culture sub-committee held a meeting on Thursday, 16th February 2023 to discuss a number of important matters. The meeting was attended by several members of the sub-committee, including the chairperson, secretary, and other relevant stakeholders.
The chairman for the sub-committee; Honourable John Osborn Quansah, in his introductory remarks, welcomed all members and staff to the meeting and wished everyone a happy new year since it was the first time the sub-committee was meeting. He then led the sub-committee through discussion of matters arising from the previous meeting’s minutes. The committee noted that there were outstanding issues that required urgent attention, particularly the development of the district’s sports and cultural facilities. Members were urged to work closely with the relevant authorities to address these issues and provide better facilities for sports and cultural activities in the district.
On matters of the increment in levy by St. Dominic’s Basic School in Akwatia, the school had reportedly increased its levy charged per student from GHC 100.00 to GHC 150.00, which was a cause of concern for some members of the committee. The committee noted that the increment was out of the ordinary and that it was unfair to burden parents with additional expenses. It was agreed that the committee would liaise with the school authorities to find a more equitable solution to the issue. On a related issue, the District Director for Education mentioned that a proposal had been received from all Heads of Basic School in the district to charge certain levies in their respective schools to improve upon developmental issues in the schools.
The committee also discussed the need to inspect cultural activities in the district. Members noted that there were several cultural groups in the district that were not receiving the necessary support and attention. It was agreed that the committee would carry out an inspection of these groups and provide them with the necessary support to help them thrive. The District Director for Education informed the house about the sports and culture celebration that would be undertaken within the district. He then urged all members to actively participate in the celebration.
On other matters, the District Director for Education informed the house about the preparations towards the upcoming Independence Day Celebration. He mentioned that he had presented a budget for the celebration to management for approval. He also mentioned that, the name of the sub-committee to Education sub-committee as done in many assemblies of which the chairman for the sub-committee becomes the automatic vice chairman for the District Education Oversight Committee.
In conclusion, the Denkyembour District Assembly’s Sports and Culture sub-committee meeting was a success. The committee was able to address several pressing issues, including matters arising from previous minutes, the increment of levy by St. Dominic’s Basic School in Akwatia, and the inspection of cultural activities in the district. The committee members were encouraged to continue working closely with the relevant authorities to ensure the development of sports and cultural facilities in the district. The chairman for the committee expressed his gratitude to all members for attending the meeting.