The DCE for North Tongu, Hon Divine Osborn kwadzo Fenu on Wednesday 1st Dec, 2021 met the paramount chiefs and queen mothers from the six traditional areas in North Tongu to officially introduce himself to them as the newly appointed and confirmed DCE for North Tongu and to discuss with them developmental issues within the district.
In his opening statement, the DCE thanked the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for giving him the opportunity to serve the people of North Tongu. He also thanked the traditional authorities for their support in lobbying the assembly members to give him 100% confirmation.
Hon. Fenu highlighted the importance of traditional leaders as key stakeholders in development and the need to involve them in the formulation and implementation of government policies in the district.
The DCE spoke briefly on these and more;
He requested for development plan, a 4 year development plan from each of the six traditional areas and ways to raise funds to implement the plan .The plan he said should focus on the needs of the traditional area.
He added that towns and villages within the District should be properly planned so that access roads could be created. The DCE advised against building without acquiring proper legal documentation from the District Assembly.
The DCE pleaded with the Chiefs and Queen mothers to intervene in making lands available for investors to end the situation of investors having to leave the District to other places because of land litigation
The Ghana immigration Service, the DCE said, has began processes to have an office in the District. He indicated that his outfit is collaborating with the relevant agencies to facilitate the process.
Mr informed the traditional authorities that, Covid-19 vaccination is ongoing in the District. Government he said intends to vaccinate 20 million Ghanaians before the end of this year. He therefore urged the Chiefs and Queen mothers to encourage their people to avail themselves in a bid to fight the third wave of the deadly corona virus in the District.
The Chiefs and Queen mothers expressed their appreciation for the gesture and intimated their readiness to work with the DCE to improve the living standards of the people of the District.
Delivering his closing remarks, the District Chief Executive assured the Chiefs and Queen mothers that the Contractor working on the Battor, Aveyime and Mepe town roads will soon return to site to complete the projects.
He appealed to the Chiefs and Queen mothers to adopt some of the projects in their communities that have stalled for a very long time, by organizing fund raising programmes to raise revenue as the District Assembly explore all available means to get funds to complete some of those projects.