The Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly (AKDA) has held its First Ordinary of the 1st Session of the 5th Assembly at the Assembly’s Conference Hall at Twedie. This was in accordance to section 28(1) and (2a) of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).

Hon. Prince Karikari, the District Chief Executive (DCE) addressed the August House on some key performance areas such as Agriculture, Security, Legacy Projects and Roads. The other performance areas that formed part of his address included Social Intervention Programmes, Disaster as well as Health.



The District Chief Executive expressed worry and concern over the lack of peace and tranquility with regards to chieftaincy and land dispute issues in some communities in the area. He, however, commended the security agencies for the support.

He used the medium to implore the Assembly Members to take issues of security concerns more serious in their respective electoral areas and report them swiftly to the police before they debased and assume full blown threats.


The Assembly has committed enough funds into the construction of 1 No. 18-unit Administration block to accommodate the other departments which are widely scattered.

Hon. Karikari disclosed that, projects from the DACF Reserve have been lobbied on behalf of the assembly which include the construction of a Bungalow for the DCE and District Coordinating Director respectively, construction of a District Police Headquarters at Foase and a construction of a Bungalow for the Commander as well.

The rest were the construction of an ultra-modern market at Nwineso No. 1, construction of a toilet facility at Hwediem, Revamping of Twedie Technical Institute and construction of an Astroturf at Yabi. He indicated that the above-mentioned projects are awarded and expected to be completed in six months.


In his quest to benefit from good road networks cannot be undermined in the development of the district he superintended over. He indicated that under his tenue of office, the district has seen the needed attention it deserves with regards to roads.

He mentioned that a dual carriage road from Atwima Boko through Twedie, Foase to Trabuom is under construction by Messrs Asabea Engineering.

Apire to Mpatasie, Ampabame to Nkoranza, Brofoyedru to Foase and Ahenema Kokoben to Krofrom are all under construction by Messrs Kofi Job Company Limited, he said. The rest are Yabi-Apemanim Kokoben-Apasi-Akosomo-Techiman, Kromoase to Afasiebon, Ampayoo to Asaaago and Ahenema Kokoben inner roads.

The DCE reiterated that the following roads too have been upgraded and resurfaced with bitumen; Ampayoo to Mpatasie, Yabi to Twedie, New Adwampong to Konkori, Kromoase to Afrancho and Apire-Hemang-Darko to Bebu.


On social intervention programmes, he said the government through the disability fund has shown commitment by assisting about 22 persons living with disability in various ways depending on the need of the person.


The DCE hinted that the current erratic rainfall pattern may affect crop yields due to climate change which he said serious steps must be taken to address the challenge. The phase 2 of the Planting for Food and Jobs as launched by government aims to transition from a direct input subsidy to a direct system linked to a structured market arrangement, he added.

He told the house that the 5-year period of the PFJ 2 is expected to increase the availability and access to improved inputs, mechanization, extension services and output market. He urged the Assembly Members to encourage the youth to take farming as a serious economic venture and find innovative ways so as to attract more in the sector.


The DCE briefed the Members that the roof of two separate schools have been ripped off due to the heavy windstorm which has left the pupils studying in a church auditorium. He said the assembly was working tirelessly the re-roof the school blocks to bring back these children to enhance teaching and learning.


In the Assembly’s bid to deliver quality healthcare to the people, the sector through a Bilateral Agencies, received some support to improve the patchy and inadequate health infrastructure in some communities. A 1 No. 42-Unit bed capacity hospital has been built at Twedie whereas Winsa, New Adwampong and Agenda 111 facility at Trede have all come to play a pivotal role in the sector with support from the government and the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.

The District Chief Executive used the occasion to appeal to members to support the ongoing Limited Voter Registration Exercise which he noted helps government to make some influential decisions.

He thanked all coming and urged them to continue to work hard for a prosperous Atwima Kwanwoma urging them to join forces together to change the face of the district.

Mr. Prince Karikari admonished members to work together in peace and harmony and approach the December polls with decency devoid of politics of insults and antagonism.

The Presiding Member, Hon. Anthony Kwame Nsiah, appealed to members to comport themselves and ensure that the aura of peace and tranquility which the district was enjoying continued. He commended the Member of Parliament, Hon. Kofi Amankwa-Manu for making time out of his busy schedule to grace the occasion whenever an invitation is extended to him.

Source: Samuel Antwi-ISD Atwima Kwanwoma District

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