The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisations in conjunction with the District Education Service and the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly began a five – days period bootcamp ICT training for 30 selected girls in the district, which started from Monday the 16th to Friday the 20th at the Akroso Senior High School ICT Lab. Where they will explore the world of technology through coding, Cyber Security and Website Development.
Speaking at the opening ceremony the District Education Director, was so grateful to the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization for the unique opportunity to be part of this laudable effort to inculcate the love of ICT into the girl child, he encouraged the girls to put in their maximum best in the training and come out victorious in the final competition.
Madam Mary Bamfo the Team Leader for Girls in ICT also implored the girls to aspire higher and should not limit themselves in any way to keep those dreams alive. She said they share in the girls dreams and believe they can achieve everything they put their minds to. None of the reasons for lack of women and girls in ICT indicate that it is due to biological differences. She said ICT is not a boy’s game neither is it a girl’s game it’s everyone’s game. Let’s make it a point to leave here with a renewed mind, confidence and a will to conquer the world of ICT.
A district Composite Budget Hearings was held on the 12th of October, 2023 at the Conference Hall of Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly, where all the Budget Committee members of the district Municipal and District Assemblies participated. The exercise is obligated by Law under the Public Financial Management Regulations 2019, backed by Legislative Instrument 2378 hence the mandatory conduct of the meeting.
Essentially, the hearings are aimed at harmonizing the various budgets of the Municipal and Districts for onward submission to the Finance Ministry, to be incorporated into the National budget, so as to enable the districts to enjoy a fair share of the national cake for it’s developmental agenda. All five districts and Municipal Assemblies took turns to do a powerpoint presentation of their budget.
The participated Municipal and Districts Assemblies were Birim Central Municipal, Birim South, Akyemansa, Achiase and Asene Manso Akroso District Assemblies.
Diligently facilitating the exercise was a National Budget Team from the Regional.
The Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly held a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday 26th April, 2023 as part of it’s mission to provide quality and free flow of service delivery in the district.
In her welcome address, the District Coordinating director Madam Gladys Asamoah Addai read the agenda for the meeting which was to present the implementation on Budgeted projects and programmes for 2022 and pleaded on members commitment and contribution to make a successful sitting.
Mr. Prince Osei Gyamfi the Assistant Budget took the audience through a power point presentation which focused on some major projects and programmes that were implemented in 2022. He also emphasized that, the projects are sector specific which includes Education, Health, Sanitation, Agriculture, Roads, Market, Environmental and disaster Management, Public safety and security, among others.
The DCE Hon. Alex Incoom also addressed the gathering on both major and minor developmental issues captured in the Medium-term development plan. He pleaded that if any community experiences slow delivery of projects they should have patience and tolerance.
He added that there is always a constraint in the yearly budget implementation as the Assembly heavily relies on Grants which is not consistent and reliable.
The chairperson thanked the gathering for their participation and encouraged all members present to take the role and responsibility towards developing the Asene Manso Akroso District.
In attendance were Traditional Leaders, Assembly Members, some staff of the AMADA among others.
A meeting was held with all information centre owners and operators on the 11th of May, 2023 at the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly Hall.
Some of the obligations of the information centre operators raised were that no centre should operate within the district without properly registering with the District Assembly and other regulatory agencies, and also every operator is required to pay operational fees to the Assembly in line with the fee fixing resolution. It was also raised that the operational hours for all centres should be from 5:00am to 7:00am in the morning and 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the evening with the exception of emergency announcements regarding lost of a child or relative etc.
All centres should operate in an environment with permissible noise level, and no panel discussion and phone in. Also no operator should allow their centre to be used for insult or any activity that may negatively affect the reputation of individuals or group of people.
The District Assembly’s obligation to the information centres is to support and regulate all centres to enhance their operations and also facilitate the proper organization of the centre operators.
In conclusion, it was agreed that all information centres in the district should offer free services as part of their social responsibility to their respective communities particularly making announcement relating to Education, Agriculture, Health, Environmental Sanitation, Building Regulations, Revenue Mobilization among others.
In attendance were the District Coordinating Director Mad. Gladys Asamoah Addai, District Budget Analyst Mr. Prince Adu Boafo, the District Environmental Health Officer Mr. Robert Amewuda, District Information Officer Miss Elizabeth Osei, some Information Operators, some staffs of AMADA etc
The Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly in conjunction with the Forestry Commission commemorated the 2023 Green Ghana Day on Friday 9th, June at the Asubone forest reserve on the theme “Our forests, Our Health”.
Officers of the Forestry Commission, staffs of AMADA, and some selected school children from the Asuosu basic school marked the day by planting 5000 seedlings of different species.
The DCE Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom in his keynote address expressed his heartfelt gratitude to each and every one for joining in this noble cause. He said, Green Ghana Day is not a symbolic event, it is a call to action, a call for us to take responsibility for the preservation and restoration of our precious natural resources. our beautiful district, with its lush forests, sparkling rivers, and diverse flora and fauna is a treasure we must protect. However we cannot ignore the pressing challenges of deforestation, climate change and environmental degradation that threaten our ecosystems and livelihoods. It is up to us to reverse this course to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.
He encourage everyone to take the spirit of Green Ghana Day into their everyday lives. Conserve energy, reduce waste and champion environmental awareness in our communities. Together, we can create a more sustainable and resilient district.
He thanked everyone present for their dedication to this cause, and urged them to plant trees always with hope and determination for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful Ghana.
The Forestry Commissioner Director Mad. Linda Kokofu in her address emphasized on the role that trees play in our lives. She said as we have gathered to plant trees, we are taking a stand for the environment, for future generations, and for the countless species that depend on our forest for survival. Each tree planted is a symbol of hope, resilience, and a commitment to a sustainable future.
She concluded by encouraging all present to come together and build a greener Ghana, where the harmonious coexistence of humanity and nature is not just a dream but a reality.
The Regional Environmental Health monitoring team paid a working visit to the district on the 3rd and 4th of May, 2023.
This year May day celebration was held on Monday the 1st of May, 2023 at the Attafuah Senior High Technical School park Akim Oda on the theme “Protecting Incomes And Pensions In An Era Of Economic Crises; Our Responsibility”
The district marked the celebration with Health walk and various fun games.
The president of the workers union in his speech said, May Day is not just a day off from work but rather a day to recognize the invaluable contributions of workers from all walks of life, where our efforts play a crucial role in shaping our district and the economy. He said this year, as we gather under the theme, we are reminded of the challenges and triumphs that have marked our journey over the past years. The global pandemic has tested our resilience and highlighted the importance of essential workers who have shown unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.
He said workers should reflect on the significance of the Day, and remember that the fight for workers’ rights, fair wages, and safe working conditions is ongoing. It is our duty, as a society and as leaders, to advocate for the right and well-being of workers.
He thanked all workers and said their dedication and hard work are the foundation of their collective success, and we should continue to strive for more just, equitable, and prosperous future for all.
The Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly on Wednesday, 19th April, 2023 held the 1st Ordinary General Meeting of the 4th session of the 2nd Assembly at the Assembly’s Conference Hall to outline the activities and plans for the District.
The meeting commenced at 10:14am with an opening prayer by Hon. Maburuk Jaifa.
The Hon. Presiding Member(PM) welcomed members to the meeting and encouraged all Hon. Members to fully participate in the day’s agenda. The Hon. Presiding Member used the opportunity to introduce two motions submitted to him for the purpose of discussion and approval by the general house.
The Hon. Presiding Member led members through the reading, correction and adoption of minutes from previous meeting, and other formalities.
The District Chief Executive(DCE) in his address thanked God for a successful year and used the opportunity to express his gratitude to all Hon. Members, Nananom, and Heads of Departments for their unwavering cooperation and support given him in the discharge of his mandate.
In his closing remarks, the Hon. Presiding Member thanked all Hon. Members for their presence, contributions and active participation throughout the meeting. He urged them not to relax on their mandate especially in an election year such as this.
He thanked management for their cooperation during the meeting and wished everyone a safe trip back to their various towns.
Hon. Daniel K. Gyasi moved for the adjournment of the meeting and was seconded by Hon. Michael Acquaah. A prayer was offered by Hon. Bernard Acquaah and the meeting was adjourned at 5:45pm.
The District Child Protection Coordinators team visited the Atweaman Senior High School to engage students on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Child Protection issues, mental health, career guidance and adolescent health talk. Students engaged were from SHS One – SHS Three. The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development took them through some flash cards pertaining to child protection. The education representatives took them through career guidance and how to choose the right career path in life. The health representatives took them through mental health issues, especially how to overcome stress and depression and also on adolescent health.
A sexual and gender based violence club was introduced to the school populace and they were encouraged to register onto the club and partake in activities and programmes of the club.
Under this programme women are mobilized into groups and empowered to undertake various income generating and economically viable ventures such as palm oil processing, soap making and other activities that will enable them to earn some income to support themselves and their families. The groups are also linked to financial institutions available to enable them improve their businesses and enhance their profit margin. In addition, they are educated on government policies, environmental hygiene and sanitation, home management, child welfare and entrepreneurial skills among many others.
During the quarter under review, in collaboration with Business Advisory Centre (BAC) an agency that seeks to prepare persons and groups to be entrepreneurs, and to equip them by linking them to government or state owned initiated programmes and activities for the establishment of businesses to spearhead local and economic development, the Department monitored the activity of Biakoye Womens’ Group at Manso and they were taken through the following:
- 1. The need to formally register the group
- 2. The stages of group formation
- 3. Conflict resolution
- 4. Safety and neatness at the workplace (in order not to contaminate their produce and work space)
- 5. Ways and plans to convince the youth (especially their children and young ones in their families) to engage and support the group in the production and sale of their produce.
- 6. Functions of the department and BAC
- 7. Financial assistance and support in terms of Machinery and maintenance of their machines.
In addition to the above, the team then assessed their machines in order to advice the group on the way forward when it comes to procurement or maintenance of their machines.
The group has a total number of Twenty one (21) members but as at the time of visiting there were Sixteen (16) members available.
The team members didn’t promise them anything but prayed for them that they will do their possible best to support them in addressing these challenges and equally encouraged them to work on the points they were sensitized on. The team assured them they will be frequently paying visit to their workplace for further engagement.
The Team Members are made up BAC. Mr Francis, Head of SWCD Mr. William Smith, Assistant Community Development Officer Miss Sarah Ampofo.
The CHPS Compound Facility and Rural Women and Children Resource Center at Apeadem Community was commissioned and handed over to the Community, the District Health Directorate (Ghana Health Service) and the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly for it’s operationalization on Wednesday the 1st of February, 2023.
The founder and senior operations officer at ChildLift Aid Foundation, Steward Osei Bawuah handed over the facility which will serve the communities population of about 500 people as well as 11 surrounding villages.
He said the facility which was fully funded by the Childlift Aid Foundation (CAF) a Christian child development non-profit organisation, is expected to bring quality healthcare closer to the people of Apeadem and surrounding communities who have to travel long distances to access healthcare.
Miss Nana Aso Boateng, Asene Manso Akroso Director of Health highlighted on the quality partnership between Childlift Aid Foundation and the District Health Directorate.
The management of CAF expresses her profoundest gratitude to the Health Directorate, AMADA for the remarkable contributions towards the completion and commissioning of the CHPS Compound Facility. And pleaded with the people of Apeadem to take very good care of the facility.
In attendance were the chief of Akim Akroso Traditional Area Nana Kwabena Ofori II, the District Health Director, BAC,
The Social Welfare and Community Development Department decided to be proactive in it’s drive towards CHILD PROTECTION in the district and in so doing engaged stakeholders in order to create District Child Protection Coordinators (Team), who in turn will engaged in the setting up of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Clubs in order to sensitize students and authorities in the various schools within the Asene Manso Akroso District. In addition the team will set up Community Child Protection Committee and sensitize community folks on the importance of child protection, ways to safeguard children and the channel for reporting should they encounter cases of abuse of children. Reports of this programme and engagement will support the District in making a calm for inclusion onto the ISS program.
In order to set up a formidable team the Department liaised with the District Education Service, the District Health Service and the Gender Desk Officer of the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly.
The SWCD again trained stakeholders on the use of the CHILD PROTECTION TOOL KIT which will be used for engagements with students and community members during the CHILD PROTECTION ENGAGEMENT programmes. The team trained by the department was made up of D/SHEP(District/School Health Education Programme Coordinator) District Guidance And Counselling Coordinator, District Girl Child Coordinator, District Public Health Nurse, Gender Desk Officer.
The staff of Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly held a thanksgiving and carols service in the Assembly hall to thank God for his goodness and protections through out the year.
In a keynote address by the DCE Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom, he was heart filled with gratitude and joy to all staff as they celebrate this special season and to bid farewell to another year. He went on to express his sincere appreciation to all staff members for their unwavering commitment, resilience, and dedication that has been the driving force behind the district’s progress and success. He said, throughout the challenges and triumphs of the past year, staff have shown remarkable professionalism and dedication to the district and the community, and for this, he is truly grateful.
He urged all staff to look forward to a new year, and set new goals, aspire to achieve greater heights, and continue to serve the district with dedication and enthusiasm.
In his closing remarks, he once again thanked all staff for their hard work and dedication and that they should continue to work together in the spirit of unity and service to make the district a better place for all.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The 38th edition of the National Farmer’s Day celebration was held at Amantem Nkwanta Durbar grounds in the Asene Manso Akroso District on Friday, 25th November, 2022 on the them “Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition”.
Mr. Stephen Boadi, the District Director of Agriculture of the Assembly in his key note address expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the dedication and resilience of all hardworking farmers who toil day in and day out to feed the nation and contribute to the economic growth. He said despite the challenges they face, farmers still continue to produce food that sustains our communities and supports the country’s agricultural sector.
Mr. Boadi took the opportunity to encourage all stakeholders, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector, to continue supporting our farmers. Investments in agriculture, training, and the provision of improved seeds and equipment are vital to ensuring the farmers thrive. He once again thanked all the farmers and urged them to continue working together to build a prosperous agricultural sector that benefits us all.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom, also expressed his profound gratitude to the farmers for working tirelessly every year to provide food for every individual in the country.
Hon. Incoom stated that the theme for the celebration was very strategic as it touched on key issues confronting the nation in the Agricultural Sector, hence the government had instituted several measures to resolve post harvest and marketing issues. He again appreciated the farmers to work together to build a sustainable agricultural sector that not only feeds the nation but also creates jobs and ensures a brighter future.
Farmers who distinguished themselves in the course of the year in their farming activities were presented with awards which ranked from knapsack sprayer, cutlass, gas cylinders, fertilizer among others.
The colourful ceremony saw in attendance, Traditional authorities, DCE Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom, DCD Gladys Asamoah Addai, Heads of departments, Assembly Members, the clergy, media and others.
The 2022 budget hearing took place at Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly Hall on the 10th of October, 2022 for Municipal and district Assemblies. Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly being the host was joined by other Assemblies namely, Achiase District Assembly, Birim Central Municipal Assembly, Akyemansa District Assembly and Birim South Municipal Assembly.
In a welcome address, the host District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom described the occasion as an annual ritual that affords them the opportunity to pause and take stock of their gains, examine their challenges and take necessary steps to prioritize their needs so as to maximize the use of limited resources.
The DCE was hopeful the exercise would yield the anticipated results which among other things has to do with their achievements and challenges over the year under review and what they as MMDAs intend doing in the year 2022.
The exercise, according to Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom will afford them the opportunity to compare notes and receive guidance from the technical teams in ensuring that their budgets and activities conform to the national guidelines and development agenda of the government.
All the five (5) Assemblies mentioned sanitation and waste disposal as well as property rates as their key challenges in the discharge of their duties.
The Head of the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) call on all the Assemblies to desist from piling a tall list of activities in their outlooks for the following year, and also desist from earmarking many projects that they would need to accomplish in a single year. He asked them to complete with an existing project before they enroll on a new one.
The Chairperson for the team said he was impressed with the way the Assemblies followed the guidelines and procedures provided to them and was hopeful they will go back and do the necessary corrections that need to be done.
In attendance were the DCE, DCD Mad. Gladys Asamoah Addai, staffs from the various Assemblies, Hon. Assembly Members, Traditional Leaders, Technical Teams from ERCC among others.
On the 6th of October, 2022 the people of Suponso witnessed the commissioning of a new school block.
The District Education Director of Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly in his speech said it is a great honor to be call upon to officially commission the new school block. He said the school block is more than just bricks and mortar; it represents a commitment to the future of our community, our children, and the importance we place on education. It is a symbol of progress and a testament to what we can achieve when we work together.
The Director of Education extended his deepest gratitude to all those who made the project a reality. To the architects and builders who brought the vision to life. To the parents who have entrusted them with their children , they take this responsibility with the utmost seriousness and care.
The DCE Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom, also took the opportunity to thank all stakeholders for the completion of the school. He also said as the school block is being commission today, they should remember that it is not just physical structure but a pace where dreams will take shape, where knowledge will be acquired, and where futures will be forged. It is a place where the leaders of tomorrow will be nurtured, and where the values of discipline, respect and excellence will be instilled.
In the DCE’s closing remarks, he thank all the entire community for their support and commitment to education. Hon. Incoom, went on to say that the new school block serve as a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for generations to come.
The DCE, the Director of Education, and some traditional leaders officially commission the school block for the betterment of the children and the advancement of the community.
In attendance were, the DCE Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom, DCD Gladys Asamoah Addai, Chief Engineer, traditional leaders, Assembly Members, some staff of AMADA and others.
Today the 7th of October 2022, marks a momentous occasion as we gather here to celebrate the commissioning of a remarkable school project.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom, in his address to all people present said education is the cornerstone of progress and development. It is the foundation upon which we build our future, and it is their responsibility to ensure that every child in the district has access to quality education. The school project being inaugurated today is a testament to their commitment to education, and also a symbol of their collective dedication to provide students with the best facilities and opportunities to excel academically. The modern school building is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, a well-stocked library, and recreational areas, all designed to create an environment that fosters learning and growth.
Furthermore, the school project stands as a testament to the dedication and vision of the District Education Directorate. The District Education Director has been very instrumental in steering the educational initiatives in the district, ensuring that the best interests of students are at the forefront of every decision.
In his closing remarks, he expressed his profound gratitude to all those who have contributed to this endeavor and urged the teachers and student to take very good of the project. As they officially open the doors of knowledge, let us remember that education is a lifelong journey, and that the school will serve as the community immensely for generations to come.
The Head of HR department organised a training workshop for all staff on the 1st of September 2022, at the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly Hall. The facilitator Mr. Patrick Tandoh-Offin took the staff through
- Conditions of Service: He said the document outlines the terms and condition or employment for employees in the local government sector. it typically includes information on salaries, benefits, leave entitlements, promotion criteria, and disciplinary procedures. The specifics will vary based on the local government’s policies and regulations
- Scheme of Service: He again said the document defines the various job positions within the local government structure, along with their respective roles, responsibilities, and requirements. It often includes information about job titles, grades, qualifications, and career progression paths.
- Organogram: He finally took the staff through the organogram which is also known as an organizational chart, the organogram represents the hierarchy and structure of the local government or district and it shows the different departments, divisions, and positions within the organization.
A training workshop was organised on the 31st of August 2022, at the Assembly Hall for all staff of AMADA.
The facilitator Mr. Tandoh-Offin took the staff through the significance of fire safety in public buildings and evacuation procedures using fire extinguishers and contact emergency service. He went on to talk about the service protocols urging all staff to learn about the service delivery standards and protocols for interacting with the public and also developing communication skills for efficient service delivery and conflict resolution.
In conclusion Mr. Tandoh encouraged staff to assess personal financial readiness for retirement, exploring various investment vehicles for retirement savings and also understanding pension plans and other retirement benefits available to local government employees.
The department of Social Welfare and Community Development on Thursday, 6th of July, 2023 teamed up with the Ghana Health Service – Nutrition Unit to engage and sensitize members of the Tailors and Dressmakers Association – Asene branch on health related issues. Association members were taken through:
1. The Core functions and programmes of the Department.
2. Flashcards on Positive attitudes as Citizens.
3. Talk on Hepatitis B causes, effects and treatment.
4. Talk on Typhoid Fever, causes, effects and treatment.
5. They were also sensitized on the importance of being vaccinated should one be negative with regards to Hepatitis B and preventive methods.
In addition to the above engagement the Association members pleaded with the Department to organize a Health Screening Programme for them and if possible, community members so as to aid them know their health status with regards to Hepatitis B and Typhoid Fever.
As part of activities to mark the 2022 Green Ghana day celebration, the Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly in collaboration with the Forestry Commission and some students in the district on 10th June, 2022 commemorated the event at Onyame Nti Community on the them “Mobilizing for a Greener Future”
The District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom in his address encouraged the pupils and other stake holders to embark on this good initiative to protect and preserve the forest reserve of the district.
The Forestry Commissioner Mad. Linda Kokofu in her speech stated that Green Ghana day is not just a day of planting trees but rather a day of recommitting ourselves to safeguarding our natural heritage. She again said we must support sustainable forestry practices, protect our forests, and invest in reforestation efforts. We must educate ourselves and future generations about the importance of trees and the delicate balance of our ecosystem.
In attendance were the DCE, Member of Parliament Hon. George Kwame Aboagye, Forestry Commissioner Mad. Linda Kokofu, Hon. Assembly Members, students from the community among others.
The SWCD department teamed up again with the Ghana Health Service – Nutrition Unit/ Asene Health Centre and Community Development Regional Directorate to organize a health screening programme for members of the Tailors and Dressmakers Association – Asene Branch on the 11th of May, 2022.
Association members were screened on the following: Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Blood Pressure and other Body Vitals like height, weight etc.
The Community Development – Regional Directorate represented by Mr. Benjamin Apeke monitored the exercise. A total of Twenty (20) persons were screened on Hepatitis B and Typhoid Fever whereas the rest were screened on HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Blood Pressure and other body vitals.
The 3rd Ordinary Meeting of the 3rd Session of the 2nd Assembly of Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly was held on the 20th of December 2022 at the Conference Hall of the Assembly.
The Hon. Presiding Member called the meeting to order and the business of the day was commenced . Minutes of the previous meeting was read and confirmed by the house with necessary corrections made.
On matters arising Hon. Presiding member continued the day’s proceedings where updates were provided on the status of the implementation of decisions made during the previous meeting.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom delivered his address for the 3rd session of the 2nd Assembly, he thanked God for successful year and used the opportunity to express his gratitude to all Hon. Members, Nananom, and Heads of Departments for their unwavering cooperation and support given him in the discharge of his mandate so far. The Hon. DCE further stated that although he was aware of the current financial challenges being faced by the Assembly, tireless efforts and measures had so far been put in place by management to help improve situation.
In his address, he touched on the driving sectors of the district which included Financial Performance, Education, Security, Health, Agriculture, Infrastructure Development, Sanitation, and other Government Flagship programs.
In his closing remarks, the Hon. Presiding Member thanked Hon. Members for their presence, participation and their submissions. Lastly, he encouraged Hon. Members to endeavor to be punctual to meetings.
Hon. Daniel K. Gyasi moved for the adjournment of the meeting and was seconded by Hon. Isaac Arthur. A prayer was said by Hon. Bernard Acquah and the meeting was adjourned.
The Asene Manso Akroso District on Sunday 6th of March, 2022 celebrated the 65th Independence Day on the theme ” Working Together, Bouncing Back Better” at the Atweaman Senior High School Park with a colourful parade.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom in his speech said he was highly honoured and privileged to address this important commemorative gathering. The DCE, stated that, last year’s celebration was an exception due to the ravaging spread of the second wave of COVID – 19 and was indeed glad and thankful to God that we are able to mark this day as we usually do.
The DCE said the theme for the celebration resonates with the times and seasons we find ourselves as a nation and was very appropriate and timely.
He further touched on the recent economic challenges the country is going through and that the government is mindful of the challenges confronting the citizenry and is doing all it can to address those challenges and bring relief.
In conclusion, DCE parted shoulders on the security agencies for their efforts at ensuring a colorful ceremony as well as the school children, the cadet corps, the traditional leaders and the general public for their support over the years and particularly availing themselves for the program.
Outstanding students and schools were awarded accordingly.
In attendance were the DCE Hon. Alex Kwame Incoom, DCD Mad. Gladys Asamoah Addai, District Education Director, Hon. Assembly Members, Nananom, a cross section of AMADA staffs, Security Agencies, Clergy, contingents of some selected schools, the Media among others.
As part of activities of the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, the department engages in community entry programmes, whereby they pay visits to the chiefs and opinion leaders of the community to engage them on the activities of the district assembly and the department and to discuss plans the department has for the community and district and to also gather first hand information on issues or problem the community has especially pertaining to child protection and issues that hamper community development. In such an activity, the department paid a courtesy call on the chief of Manso, OBREMPONG SINTIM OPOKU III.
The department gathered that the Manso community needed support for orphans and vulnerable children, aged without support and persons with the social and economic vulnerability column. The chief gave us his blessings and encouraged the department to carry on with its great help and support for vulnerable persons and children alike and assured the department of his readiness to support and receive the department any time they call on him.
The department assured the chief of Manso, they will be carrying out registration of orphans and vulnerable children, the aged without support and persons within the economic and social vulnerability class in order to get them supported under various social intervention packages that the government has instore for such persons.
In shot is the District Director for Social Welfare and Community Development, with his team and other staff of the department.
The Asene Manso Akroso District Assembly on January 10, 2022 held a thanksgiving service to thank the Lord for how far he has protected and kept them.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Alex Kwabena Incoom in his address, expressed his immense gratitude to God and all staff of AMADA as we begin another year of blessings and achievements. Our annual thanksgiving celebration is a moment for reflection, appreciation, and renewed hope.
He said as we look back on the past year, we are reminded of the challenges we faced as a district. The trials we encountered tested our resilience, unity, and determination. Yet through it all, we emerged stronger and more closely knit than ever.
Today, we gather not just to give thanks for the good times but also to express our gratitude for the strength we found in each other during the tough times. Together, we have weathered storms, supported one another, and kept the flame of hope burning bright.
As we step into a new year, let us carry forward the lessons learnt, the bonds forged, and the spirit of resilience that defines us. Let us embrace the opportunities ahead with optimism and determination, knowing that together, there is no challenge too great for us to overcome.
In his closing remarks he again expressed his heartfelt gratitude to each and every one and he said the community’s strength lies in its people, and our unwavering support and commitment have been the driving force behind our success. May the year be filled with even greater blessings, and may our district continue to thrive and shine as a beacon of hope, unity and resilience.