The Bole District Assembly on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, outlined activities the Assembly has undertaken over the past three years to improve the lives of the people at its Town Hall Meeting.
The forum also gave the people and other stakeholders in the District the opportunity to learn about the developmental projects and programmes being implemented by the Assembly as well as to share their grievances with the Assembly for redress.
The Bole District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Veronica Alele Heming, explained that the Assembly was committed to principles of transparency, probity and accountability to gain the confidence of the people and to enable them to assess and appreciate the efforts of the Government in improving their livelihoods.
“It is worth stating that we have the responsibility to periodically inform the citizenry about development in the District, and we are very much committed to and will do well to deliver on that mandate,” she said.
The Town Hall Meeting which was organised by the District Assembly in collaboration with Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms(GSAM ) was also to solicit the views of the people and enable the assembly to deliver the needed service to the people.
She touched on government’s flagship programmes such as “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ),” “One-Village-One-Dam (1V1D)” and the “Rearing for Food and Jobs” and renewed her resolve to enable the people to reap the maximum benefits from these programmes and other policies to improve their living standards.
On agriculture, the DCE said, farmers in the District has benefited from the PFJ programme since 2017, and added that the Assembly had distributed over 60,000 cashew seedlings to farmers from 2017 to date under the Planting for Export and Rural Development programme as measures to improve their economic status.
She also informed the people about other development initiatives in other sectors including health, education, water and sanitation, trade and commerce as well as other government policies and programmes meant to improve the wellbeing of the people.
Participants at the meeting asked questions which borders on all the sectors and were addressed by the District Chief Chief Executive, Madam Veronica Alele Heming.
A participant urged the Assembly to adopt measures in raking in more internally generated revenue as development of the District largely depends on the Assembly’s internally generated fund ( IGF).