Ghananewsonline.com.gh has gathered that the Juaboso District Assembly (JDA) in the Western North Region is under performing. The reason is that Six months into the second term of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, the Assembly is yet to get a District Chief Executive (DCE).
Our information has it that the Assembly has virtually gone dead following the departure of the immediate-past DCE, Hon. Martha Kwayie Manu, who has been elevated into a higher office as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission (FC).
When contacted, Mr. Emmanuel Esiape, District Coordinating Director (DCD) debunked the allegation, describing it as false.
“No! I disagree with the allegation because the Assembly is fully functioning”, he emphasized. According to him, he is now acting as the DCE, following the exit of Hon. Kwayie.
He said the Regional Minister Richard Obeng is taking oversight responsibilities of the Assembly for which management was very appreciative.
Mr. Esiape said that despite his tight schedule, the RM pays regular visit to the Assembly to foresee developments there. This, according to the DCD, is done in consultation with the Regional District Coordinator (RDC). According to the DCD, some roads in the District have been tackled and undergoing reshaping.
Mr. Esiape was quick to point out that since October last year, the Assembly had not received any funds as its Common Fund, but even that was a national problem.
COVID-19 RELATED ISSUES
The DCD pointed out that the Assembly had not relinquished in its fight against the pandemic. He stated that in concert with the local sub-committee on health, they had done tremendously in educating the people on the pandemic. This he said they do via regular radio broadcast and meetings with the people as well as on local announcement systems.
Mr. Esiape said that through this, the Committee checks the influx of foreigners from neighbouring Ivory Coast for screening. He said so far, there had been no positive case. He stated that so far, about 356 samples had been screened but no positive cases obtained, with the process on-going.
Also, the Rapid Response Team is always at hand to attend to emergency cases.
On the COVID vaccination, the CDC said the first batch of 910 doses had been administered. He said that the second dose was supposed to have come on in May. However, due to the non-availability of the drugs, it has not yet come on. He stated that the second dosage could come on, when the vaccine is available.
By S. O. Ankamah, Juaboso, WNR