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The District Chief Executive of the East Gonja District, Mr Abudu Amadu Musah, has said his district has undertaken a number of laudable projects and programmes to enhance the socio-economic well-being of the people.
Speaking in an interview with ghanadistricts.com, Mr Musah said their strategy is in line with government’s efforts to transform the living conditions of the people.
He said the district, the biggest among the district assemblies is benefiting from the various government policies and interventions being enjoyed by all the assemblies nationwide.
Mr Musah said among these benefits is the tremendous improvement in the quality of education since the introduction of the capitation grant coupled with the school feeding programme. He said population in all basic schools in the district has either doubled or tripled and thus mounting an increasing pressure on the existing educational facilities.
He announced that the assembly had embarked on the construction of additional school blocks to accommodate the increases.
On health, Mr Musah said majority of the residents in the district were already enjoying fully from the District-Wide Mutual Insurance Scheme. This, he added was a result of the sensitization and education the assembly embarked upon before the scheme became operational.
He disclosed that the assembly is constructing a maternity block within the District General Hospital through the District Assembly Common Fund.
He said: “Additionally, the assembly has also embarked on a district-wide electrification project, providing electric poles to the various communities to benefit from the project."
He was optimistic that with the current trend of development, the assembly was likely to be among the best in the nation in terms of infrastructure and human resource development.