The 2022 Green Ghana Day Celebration was marked by the Talensi District Assembly at the forecourt of the Assembly premises on Friday 10th June, 2022. The event was graced by the presence of the District Chief Executive, District Coordinating Director, staff of the District Assembly, staff of forestry commission, chiefs and people of the Talensi District. In his address to the people, the Hon. DCE indicated that this initiative falls part of the government’s effort to restore the forest cover which has been depleted as a result of human activities such as logging, mining and bush burning. He urged all and sundry to not only plant trees but also nurture them to maturity. The event was climaxed with the Hon. DCE planting and watering a tree at the compound of the Assembly.
The Tongo District Assembly (DA) in the Upper East Region has undertaken a number of development projects in the Talensi District to improve health infrastructure and delivery in the area.
Notable among the projects the Assembly executed with other development partners are; a modern Mother and baby care unit for the Tongo Hospital, nurses quarters at Gorogo, in the Western part of the District and a CHPS compound at Awaradone community.
Two shea butter processing factories have were constructed at Sheaga and Laabisi, to help the women expand their shea butter businesses and improve livelihoods in the communities.
At a recent town hall meeting held in Bolgatanga under the auspices of the Ministry of Information, Dr Christopher Boatbil, the Talensi District Chief Executive, said the Assembly had completed and handed over a 10- Seater water closet toilet at Tongo, while two other toilets were built at Tindongo Market and the Tongo Primary school.
To ensure proper distribution of water to communities, 25 boreholes were installed through the support of the Catholic Relief Service (CRS).
The Assembly this year, distributed 5,500 cashew seedlings to farmers for planting and handed over nine motorbikes to the District Director of the Ministry of Food Agriculture (MoFA) to improve extension services, he said.
He said under the government’s One District, One Warehouse policy, an on-going construction of a warehouse was underway with works 90 per cent complete.
On education, the DCE said a 15-classroom block was constructed at Kulpelliga in the eastern part of Talensi and a three-unit kindergarten block was built for pupils at Gbeogo.
He said an abandoned teacher’s quarters at Baare was completed and handed over to the school, while furniture was procured and given to the KG pupils.
The District Chief Executive of Talensi, Dr. Christopher Boatbil has led a team of senior management staff of some decentralized departments in the district to visit the families of miners who perished in the Gbane mines accident last week.
Some sixteen Small Scale Miners died last Wednesday, January 23, after Shaanxi Mining Company was reported to have undertaken an underground blast. The miners died from inhalation of gas from the blast.
Bodies of the deceased have since been buried in their respective communities and respective families.
Addressing the media during the visit, Dr. Boatbil said the move by the assembly, was an indication that the assembly and for that matter government, is concern about the tragedy that occurred.
Meanwhile, he assured the people of Talensi to exercise patience and assured that when the on going investigation is completed, issues of mining will not bring such tragedy in Talensi again.
Places visited were Datoku, Gbani, Sheaga, Gorogo, Tindongo and Gaari and an undisclosed amount was handed over to each affected families.
Source: a1radioonline.com | Stephen Chidozie | Ghana