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AFIGYA K: Assembly struggles with office accommodation

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly, created six years ago, has been struggling with permanent structures for smooth operation.


Date Created : 5/27/2014 5:55:49 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly, created six years ago, has been struggling with permanent structures for smooth operation.
      
It is currently operating from a fuel station at Kodie, and a sizable portion of its financial resources eaten up by rent.
      
Mr Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, the District Chief Executive (DCE), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the situation would soon change.
      
A three-storey administration block, the assembly is building,  would be ready by the close of the year.
      
This was when a team of reporters of the Agency visited the district under STAR-Ghanas sponsored media auditing and tracking of development projects to put a spotlight on how funds released by  government is affecting the lives of the people.
        
He noted that the situation where the various departments were located at different places and a distant apart,  was not helping  efficient administrative work.
         
The assembly at its creation was not given any seed money, and Mr Oppong-Kyekyeku said,  this contributed to its lack of structures for offices and the housing of its staff.
        
He said it has been working hard to address these, pointing out that bungalows for the DCE, District Coordinating Director and some core staff had been completed.
         
Since the funding of most projects in the area was coming from the assemblys share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), the pace of progress had largely been slow, because of the delay in the release of the funds.

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