Denkyembour District Assembly Welfare Association Holds First General Meeting for 2023

Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 1st March 2023

The Denkyembour District Assembly Staff Welfare Association held its meeting on March 1st, 2023, at the District Assembly Hall in Akwatia. The meeting was well attended by members of the association, and several issues related to the welfare of the staff were discussed.

The meeting began with an opening remarks from the Chairman of the Welfare, Mr Bernard Amelorku. He welcomed all members to the meeting and pleaded for members’ cooperation and collaboration to make the meeting a success. He added that since it was the first meeting of the year and also the first meeting for the newly elected executives, he would like members to bring out their views and opinions so that the meeting would become a success and help improve the welfare.

The meeting continued with remarks from the patron of the association and District Coordinating Director of the assembly, Alhaji Shamrock Abdulai Gafaru. He welcomed all staff to the meeting and stressed the importance of having a vibrant welfare. He urged all staff to periodically pay their dues and also participate in all welfare activities. He lastly urged the executive of the welfare to regularly update members on any happenings of the welfare.

There was also a presentation of the 2022 financial report of the association. The treasurer of the association, Mr Godwin Amuzu, presented a detailed report on the income and expenditure of the association for the previous year. The report showed that the association received a total income of GHS 18,469.73 from membership dues and registration fees, and spent GHS 10,525.00 on various activities, including refreshment, funeral and marriage donations and bank charges.

The discussion then moved to the activities of the association for the year. The Secretary of the association, Mr Elvis Offei-Bekoe, highlighted the various activities that the association had planned for the year, including a health walk, educational seminars, and provision of first aid box, blood donation and medical screening. The members gave their suggestions and recommendations on how to make these activities successful.

Another important topic of discussion was how to improve the collection of dues for the association. It was noted that some members were not consistent in paying their dues, which affected the financial stability of the association. It was suggested that a reminder be sent to members who were in arrears, and that payment of dues be made mandatory for all members.

In conclusion, the meeting was successful in addressing important issues related to the welfare of the staff of Denkyembour District Assembly. The members were satisfied with the presentation of the financial report, and were excited about the activities planned for the year. The association will continue to work towards improving the welfare of its members, and will take steps to ensure that all members fulfil their financial obligations to the association.