The drive of the Akrofuom District Assembly to achieve 100% electricity and telecommunication coverage in the district has been boosted by the extention of electricity to other communities .
Currently extention of electricity and telecommunications to the deprived communities in the district is highly on course as the contractor working on connecting Adom Nyame, Kofi Gyaame, Grumesa and its environs is still at work.
Addressing the Assembly members and Heads of Departments at the 3rd Ordinary Meeting of the 2nd Session of the 2nd Assembly, the District Chief Executive Hon Dr Maurice Jonas Woode said another contract has been awarded for the extension of electricity to other communities.
The new extensions which has been awarded to Anns Electricals will cover the areas of Akrofuom, Sikaman, Brofoyedru, Ampunyase, Ampunyase Nkwanta, Wamase, Fenaso Nkwanta and Kokotenten.
Hon. Woode also touched on areas of security where he said proactive measures have been made to increase police visibility and enhance security within the district.
He added that currently, the construction of a Police station at Grumesa is underway, and the old Assembly building has been designated as the future district police command headquarters, aimed at bolstering security in the region.
Furthermore, the DCE explained that police personnel would be stationed in areas prone to robbery attacks to combat such criminal incidents effectively.
Measures are in place to ensure that there is adequate security to curb the recent community feuds creeping its head into the district.
Hon. Woode again revealed that the Assembly performed excellently in its revenue mobilization. As of September 2023 the Assembly had generated a total revenue of Gh¢1.1 billion, despite a revised budget of Gh¢1.4 billion.
The DCE, Hon Dr. Maurice Jonas Woode, attributed this accomplishment to the practical steps taken by the Assembly to meet its revenue targets. He expressed optimism that once proceeds from property rates are included in the Assembly’s accounts, they will likely meet their annual revenue target.
The Annual Action Plan and the Budget of the Assembly for the ensuing year were also presented by the District Planning Officer and the District Budget Analyst respectively and were both accepted by the Hon. Assembly members.
The meeting was chaired by the Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Peter Amponsah who also thanked members and Heads of Departments for their support and cooperation since he became the Presiding Member.