The District Chief Executive for Techiman North, Mr. Peter Mensah has called on residents to support the Assembly by regularly cooperating with the District revenue mobilization team in order to raise enough revenue to complete several developmental projects ongoing in the District.
“As citizens, we are obligated by our civic responsibility to pay taxes to help the assembly to provide the needed social services,” he explained.
He made the assertion at a Town Hall Meeting held in Aworowa. He appealed to residents to honour their tax obligations, as the assembly had planned and budgeted for a number of development projects.
The town hall meeting according to the DCE was instituted by the assembly as an avenue for residents within the Aworowa Township and its surrounding communities to take stock of the past and to take decisions on the future direction of the community.
The meeting was heavily attended by assembly members, heads of departments of the assembly, traditional leaders, religious leaders and other residents of the District.
Mr Mensah stated that the Assembly is initiating several projects within the District and key amongst them is the construction of a 2-Unit staff Bungalow for the Krobo community Nursing Training College, a 3-Unit Classroom block for Kyiridiagya community, a CHPS compound at Nyansuaka and a 6-Unit classroom block at Fittre.
He also mentioned the construction of two modern 20-seater toilet facilities for Aworowa community and the grading of feeder roads within the township.
The DCE however expressed dissatisfaction with the indiscriminate disposal of garbage as well as open defecation within the various communities adding that "it's capable of dragging the Assembly further below on the District Assembly league table".
He also emphasized that the assembly is working hard to address the needs of the people so that their living conditions would improve adding that on the government's flagship 1 District 1 Factory programme, the assembly is working towards having three Districts which will create more jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the District.
He, therefore, urged the people to be patient with the government as it worked to satisfy their needs. He said every community in the District would “get its fair share of the cake.”
He also hinted that "very soon, the Techiman North District Assembly will get a District Hospital that will be capable to serve the health needs of residents".
He was grateful to the participants for responding to the invitation to attend the meeting and said he was hopeful that their contributions would help in the development of the young assembly.