Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
Feb. 26, GNA – Mr Gilbert Kennedy Asmah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for
Tarkwa-Nsuaem has announced that 45 tertiary students perusing various degree
programmes at Universities, Nursing Training and Colleges of Education have
received scholarship worth GH¢ 80,000.00 under the District Scholarship Scheme.
made up of eighteen females and twenty seven males were selected from
communities within the Municipality.
The MCE made this
known at the Assembly’s second meet-the-press engagement held at Ahwetieso.
implementation of the Free Senior High School Education policy, the government
had also instituted the District Scholarship Scheme in 2019 to ensure that
those who qualified for further studies to the tertiary level continued with
their education,” he said.
Mr Asmah explained
that the meet-the-press programme was to showcase government’s flagship
programmes and also provide an account on developmental projects that the
government had undertaken in the Municipality.
At the Basic level,
the MCE said the Assembly was working tirelessly with the Municipal Education
Oversight Committee and the Ghana Education Service Directorate to map up
strategies that would help improve the performance of pupils during the Basic
Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Touching on health,
he said plans were far advanced for the construction of a Polyclinic at Nsuaem
as the President promised the residents of Tarkwa-Nsuaem, stressed that, the
project was a collaboration between some donor partners and the Ministry of
Health with support from the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly.
Mr Asmah said the Assembly was constructing an ultra-modern dining hall and a
two-storey dormitory for Fiaseman Senior High School.
On agriculture, the
Municipality was keenly supporting government’s efforts through the
implementation of Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) and Planting for Export and
Rural Development (PERD), he said.
The MCE said the
Assembly had raised 1,000,000 cocoa seedlings, 100,000 oil palm seedlings and
50,000 coconut seedlings under the PERD programme and 1,452 registered farmers
Under the Nation
Builders Corps (NABCO) programme, which forms part of government’s flagship
programmes, 792 people were employed in the Municipality, Mr Asmah narrated.
About the Ghana
School Feeding Programme, he said 8,797 pupils in 27 schools have been rolled
onto the programme.
“We are working hard
on the road sector to link our major city and towns with other communities to
enhance economic activities in the Municipality,” he said.
The MCE applauded
the media for continuously monitoring the activities of the assembly as they
delivered on their mandate to meet the needs of the citizenry.