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STAFF OF ABUAKWA NORTH MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY TRAINED ON NEWLY DEVELOPED LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE CLIENT SERVICE UNIT OPERATIONAL MANUAL

A day’s training program on Client Service Management was organised for staff of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly on 10th June, 2024 at the Municipal Assembly Hall with all staff present.The training program organised by the Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council (ERCC) was in collaboration with the Human Resource Department of the Assembly.
Staff were trained in areas such as, client service management, client service charter, the strategic direction of the local government service (vision, mission, motto, core values and service delivery standards), organisation and functions of the client service unit among others.
The facilitators of the training were, Mr. Cyril Xatse, Head of the Eastern Regional Human Resource Department and Mr. Alexander Gasu, Assistant Director from the Eastern Regional Coordinating.
In their presentation, the facilitators noted that, client service management is the acts of managing the clients and their expectations in a professional and timely manner with a conducive environment to enhance service delivery.
They added that, managing client’s expectation is a management tool for transparency and accountability in the application of rules and regulations to ensure quality service delivery.
Speaking with Mr. Cyril Xatse, he stated that, the vision of the Local Government Service is to support the Local Government deliver value for money services. Also, the service wants to strengthen the assemblies in delivering customer or client services at the local level, so the service rolled out these client service operational manuals to help the various Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and the Metropolitan Municipal District Assemblies (MMDA’s) to deliver value for money services.
The training was attended by the Heads of Department and Staff of the Assembly.

 

 

     Mr. Alexander Gasu interacting with the participants

 

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ABUAKWA NORTH HEALTH DIRECTORATE HOLDS 2023 ANNUAL HEALTH REVIEW MEETING

The Abuakwa North Health Directorate held its 2023 Annual Health Review meeting with stakeholders to review the performances of the various health centers of the municipality, make provisions for the coming year and propose interventions for challengers identified. The program was held on 8th march, 2024 at the Assembly’s conference hall.
During the review, it was noted that, malaria Out Patients Department (OPD) and clinical cases had dropped by 10,664 in the year under review (2023) compared to 11,422 in (2021) and 13,941 in (2022).
There were some recommendations made to the region which included: adequate provision of midwives, the health centers should perform better, increase diabetes screening, more support from the Assembly and acquire infantometer.
Some concerns raised by the Health Directorate were that, there had been a decline in the patronage of herbal medicine because most of the drugs were not on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and also some vehicles were not functioning at the District Health Service.
Overall, the health sector review performance provided valuable insights into the strengths and weakness of the health system and highlighted areas where targeted interventions could help improve access to quality healthcare services for all residents.
In his closing remarks, the Municipal Health Directorate, Mr. Abdulai Aziz thanked all present and promised to support the various health centres to do better.
Present at the meeting were representatives from the Municipal Assembly, Traditional Authority, National Commission of Civic Education (NCCE) and the Municipal Information Service.

The Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly has inaugurated the Third General Assembly which comprises of sixteen (16) elected members and eight (8) Government Appointees on Monday 12th February 2024 at the Municipal Assembly Hall.

In an opening remarks, Daasebre Adusei Poku IV, congratulated the Assembly Members and urged them to work hard in other to help develop the Municipality. He added that, the doors of the traditional authorities are widely opened for their support.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Alhaji Umar Bab Bodinga welcomed all the Assembly Members and explained the structures of the Local Government and the criteria of nominating Government Appointees which represent 30% of the elected members with 30% women representation. He admonished all the Assembly Members to cooperate with the people of their respective Electoral Areas for socio-economic developments.

Honourable Ursula Owusu Ekuful on behalf of the President, Nana Akufo- Addo, congratulated the Assembly Members and urged them to deliberate, plan, mobilize resources, make decisions including by laws to ensure the transformation of the Municipality. She also advised all people gathered to rally behind the Government for the development of the nation at large.

According to her, the President is optimistic that, new ideas will emanate from the Assembly Members to ensure economic growth and development of the country.

Unfortunately, Honourable Members could not elect the Presiding Member for the Third General Assembly at the inauguration and the election was re-scheduled.

The event was graced by Daasebre Adusei Peasah IV, Honourable Ursula Owusu- Ekuful, Minister of Communication and Digitilization, Honourable Alhaji Urmar Babs Bodinga, Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Emil Tawiah Atsu, Municipal Coordinating Director, H/W Mrs. Juliet Osei- Duodu, Abuakwa South District Magistrate, Departmental Heads, , the Clergy, Security Service and Stake Holders.

 

The ‘Smart Capture’ is an access based module designed to capture Assembly record for ease retrieval official documents. The aim of the demonstration was to help introduce management and staff of the Registry Unit on Record Management System Software which is a requirement for all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assembly (MMDA’s) in line with the Local Government Service (LGS) Performance Management System (PMS).

A demonstration presentation on the Smart Capture Software was organised for Heads of Departments and some selected Staff of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly on 5th February, 2024 at the Municipal Chief Executive’s office. Participants were taken through steps on how to reduce physical record on shelves, loss of records, and handling of outgoing correspondence by shifting to the use of Record Management Software.

In an interview with the Consultant, Mr. Joseph A. Ankamah, explained that, the training is important because, records constitute a major part of the Public Service Administration and therefore the need to have proper records keeping.

According to the Consultant, “the way we manage our records is very important particularly in this era where we are transitioning from paper documents to electronic world”.

The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Emil Tawiah Atsu, in his remarks, thanked the Consultant for the demonstration and indicated that, Management would prepare and invite him for the actual installation of the Record Management System Software and the practical training for the assigned officers.

The ‘Smart Capture’ is an access based module designed to capture Assembly record for ease retrieval official documents. The aim of the demonstration was to help introduce management and staff of the Registry Unit on Record Management System Software which is a requirement for all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assembly (MMDA’s) in line with the Local Government Service (LGS) Performance Management System (PMS).

A demonstration presentation on the Smart Capture Software was organised for Heads of Departments and some selected Staff of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly on 5th February, 2024 at the Municipal Chief Executive’s office. Participants were taken through steps on how to reduce physical record on shelves, loss of records, and handling of outgoing correspondence by shifting to the use of Record Management Software.

In an interview with the Consultant, Mr. Joseph A. Ankamah, explained that, the training is important because, records constitute a major part of the Public Service Administration and therefore the need to have proper records keeping.

According to the Consultant, “the way we manage our records is very important particularly in this era where we are transitioning from paper documents to electronic world”.

The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Emil Tawiah Atsu, in his remarks, thanked the Consultant for the demonstration and indicated that, Management would prepare and invite him for the actual installation of the Record Management System Software and the practical training for the assigned officers.

                                   

Mr. Joseph A. Ankamah setting up for the demonstration                            Section of staff at the training  

The Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly received officials from the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council who assessed the Assembly on the 2023 Performance Contracts.

The exercise was done on the 30th January, 2024 at the Municipal Assembly hall.

Speaking with Mr. Cyril Xatse, the Regional Human Resource Manager, he explained that, the Local Government Service has a mandate to ensure that the performance contract has been well implemented throughout the Region.

According to Mr. Cyril Xatse, ‘a team from the Local Government Service will be coming to do the final assessments and evaluation and the results will be declared nationwide, also all the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) will be ranked according to their performance’. 

The team after their assessment commended the Management of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly for their participation and support during the exercise. They encouraged management to put in structures and strategies to avert the weakness identified.

The Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly received officials from the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council who assessed the Assembly on the 2023 Performance Contracts.

The exercise was done on the 30th January, 2024 at the Municipal Assembly hall.

Speaking with Mr. Cyril Xatse, the Regional Human Resource Manager, he explained that, the Local Government Service has a mandate to ensure that the performance contract has been well implemented throughout the Region.

According to Mr. Cyril Xatse, ‘a team from the Local Government Service will be coming to do the final assessments and evaluation and the results will be declared nationwide, also all the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) will be ranked according to their performance’. 

The team after their assessment commended the Management of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly for their participation and support during the exercise. They encouraged management to put in structures and strategies to avert the weakness identified.

                       

Picture of Mr. Cyril Xatse accessing an officer                     Picture of some staff of Abuakwa Municipal Assembly

 

 

 

Thirty adult learners have graduated from the Complementary Education Agency (CEA) of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly after completing their educational program.
The ceremony was graced by the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, Assistant Regional Director for Complementary Education Agency, Ken Atsu Prosper and the Director for the Complementary Education Agency, Mr. Henry Joseph Provencal.
About hundred (100) learners from all the three zonal councils namely, Osiem, New Tafo and Kukurantumi enrolled for the 2021 batch out of which thirty (30) completed successfully.
Addressing the learners, Hon. Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga congratulated the learners for fighting a good fight amidst the challenges they encountered during the two years course. He noted to the people that it is good that the learners have taken advantage of the program and urged them to advice their friends and family to also participate.
He also advised the leaners that their income can be more or equal to a government worker’s monthly salary, if managed appropriately.
The Municipal Coordinator for the Complementary Education Agency, Mr. Henry Provencal highlighted on the main objective of the Agency. He noted that the complementary Education Agency, previously known as Non – Formal Education, seeks to help adult learners acquire knowledge and occupational skills to improve their lives, their communities and the country at large.
Mr. Henry Provencal further noted that, the agency aims at letting leaners acquire some basic literacy, numeracy and entrepreneurial skills, thus the ability to speak, read and write and also to equip learners with the basic skills to manage their own businesses and finances.
He emphasized that, lack of infrastructure is seriously affecting the performance of Complementary Education in the Municipality because academic activities organized by the Agency were held in public schools.
The Chairman, Mr. Ken Atsu Prosper commended the Municipality for being assiduous and active among the 33 MDAs in the Eastern Region who are implementing the flagship programme.
Speaking with the graduates, they expressed their appreciation to the Government and the Assembly for giving them the opportunity which has empowered them with literacy and occupational skills through this flagship programme.

                           

Mr. Joseph Provencal presenting a certificate to a graduate  MCE inspecting some displayed products made by the leaners

                                 

                                               Graduates of the class

ABUAKWA NORTH MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

CELEBRATES  2023 WORLD AIDS DAY

 

 

The Municipal AIDS Committee (MAC) of the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Municipal Health Directorate commemorated the 2023 World AIDS Day Celebrations on Friday, 1st December, 2023. The theme for the celebration was “LET COMMUNITIES LEAD”.

The Committee had previously embarked on sensitization and education activities to mark the day. Recorded audio in English and Twi from the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) through the Regional Technical Support Unit (TSU) was aired by the Community Information Centers (CICs) to create public awareness of the disease.

Also, the general public through NOPRAS FM radio station were engaged to mark the World AIDS Day (WAD) celebrations.

 

Senior High Schools in the Municipality also benefitted from the sensitization with emphasis on the preventive measures especially the usage of condom and not to engage in early sex since it will only hinder their academic progress.

 

The Committee visited selected mosques and churches to admonished the public to discipline themselves against indiscriminate sexual conducts to avoid contracting the disease, condom usage to prevent the virus, free Anti – Retroviral Treatment (ART) for People Living with HIV (PLHIV), constant testing for HIV status and accepting People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to avoid stigma. The public were reminded that HIV continues to be a global challenge and that collectively, there is the need to increase awareness and advocate for support nationally to End AIDS.

 

Free health screening was organized to mark the 2023 World AIDS Day (WAD) Celebration at Anyinasin which coincidentally fell on the 39th National Farmers Day.

 

In the address of the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive to mark the day, Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga emphasized on the high prevalence rate of the virus in the Eastern Region and the country at large. He advised the public to avoid stigmatizing People Living with HIV(PLHIV) so that they will fill accepted in society. He said the medication is provided free by the government which helps to suppress the virus and prevents it from weakening the immune system. Staff of the Health Directorate were also present to grace the occasion.

 

In line with the National Farmers’ Day, the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly celebrated the 39th Farmers’ day at Akyem Anyinasin on Friday, 1st December, 2023 under the theme: “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development for Food Security and Reliance”.

 In attendance were the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, a representative of the Member of Parliament of the Abuakwa North Constituency, Osei   Owusu Stephen, Heads of Institutions and Security Services, Hon. Presiding Member and Assembly Members, chiefs, farmers and the general public. The function was chaired by Osabarima Atta Appeakorang II, Anyinasinhene.

The Assembly Member for Anyinasin, Hon William Adu Obiri was elated to host the occasion in his electoral area and welcomed the dignitaries and the general public at the occasion. He also noted that the people in his electoral area had benefitted from the palm oil and coconut seedlings distributed by the Municipal Assembly to Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).  

In the address of the Municipal Director of Agriculture, He also encouraged farmers to form groups to enhance effective extension delivery. He further encouraged all the sponsors to keep supporting Agricultural activities in the Municipality.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Babs Bodinga delivered the key note address and outlined some of the achievements of the Municipal Assembly in the areas of Agriculture, Income generation and Food Security. He urged the populaces of the Abuakwa North Municipality to continue working hard to promote the development of the Municipality. He congratulated the award winners and also thanked the sponsors of the celebration for their continuous support.

In all, 16 farmers were awarded with certificate and various items such as Tricycle, fridge, television set, Wax prints, Spray machines, Wellington boots, Cutlasses, Agro inputs, and Various Insurance Cover.

In line with the National Farmers’ Day, the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly celebrated the 39th Farmers’ day at Akyem Anyinasin on Friday, 1st December, 2023 under the theme: “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development for Food Security and Reliance”.

 In attendance were the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, a representative of the Member of Parliament of the Abuakwa North Constituency, Osei   Owusu Stephen, Heads of Institutions and Security Services, Hon. Presiding Member and Assembly Members, chiefs, farmers and the general public. The function was chaired by Osabarima Atta Appeakorang II, Anyinasinhene.

The Assembly Member for Anyinasin, Hon William Adu Obiri was elated to host the occasion in his electoral area and welcomed the dignitaries and the general public at the occasion. He also noted that the people in his electoral area had benefitted from the palm oil and coconut seedlings distributed by the Municipal Assembly to Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).  

In the address of the Municipal Director of Agriculture, He also encouraged farmers to form groups to enhance effective extension delivery. He further encouraged all the sponsors to keep supporting Agricultural activities in the Municipality.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Babs Bodinga delivered the key note address and outlined some of the achievements of the Municipal Assembly in the areas of Agriculture, Income generation and Food Security. He urged the populaces of the Abuakwa North Municipality to continue working hard to promote the development of the Municipality. He congratulated the award winners and also thanked the sponsors of the celebration for their continuous support.

In all, 16 farmers were awarded with certificate and various items such as Tricycle, fridge, television set, Wax prints, Spray machines, Wellington boots, Cutlasses, Agro inputs, and Various Insurance Cover.

In line with the National Farmers’ Day, the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly celebrated the 39th Farmers’ day at Akyem Anyinasin on Friday, 1st December, 2023 under the theme: “Delivering Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development for Food Security and Reliance”.

 In attendance were the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, a representative of the Member of Parliament of the Abuakwa North Constituency, Osei   Owusu Stephen, Heads of Institutions and Security Services, Hon. Presiding Member and Assembly Members, chiefs, farmers and the general public. The function was chaired by Osabarima Atta Appeakorang II, Anyinasinhene.

The Assembly Member for Anyinasin, Hon William Adu Obiri was elated to host the occasion in his electoral area and welcomed the dignitaries and the general public at the occasion. He also noted that the people in his electoral area had benefitted from the palm oil and coconut seedlings distributed by the Municipal Assembly to Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).  

In the address of the Municipal Director of Agriculture, He also encouraged farmers to form groups to enhance effective extension delivery. He further encouraged all the sponsors to keep supporting Agricultural activities in the Municipality.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Babs Bodinga delivered the key note address and outlined some of the achievements of the Municipal Assembly in the areas of Agriculture, Income generation and Food Security. He urged the populaces of the Abuakwa North Municipality to continue working hard to promote the development of the Municipality. He congratulated the award winners and also thanked the sponsors of the celebration for their continuous support.

In all, 16 farmers were awarded with certificate and various items such as Tricycle, fridge, television set, Wax prints, Spray machines, Wellington boots, Cutlasses, Agro inputs, and Various Insurance Cover.

                     

                     

                                   

       Hon. Municipal Chief Executive Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga delivering a speech on the Farmers Day.

 

MCE HANDS OVER FURNITURE TO EDUCATION DIRECTORATE FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SELECTED SCHOOLS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY

The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga on Thursday, 11th May, 2023 on behalf of the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo through the GetFund received 500 pieces of dual desks for schools in the Municipality. At a short ceremony, the MCE handed the desks over to the Education Directorate for onward distribution to twelve (12) Junior High Schools.

The intervention according to Hon. MCE was the first phase of supply to help solve some of the furniture shortfalls facing Public Junior High Schools and also to enable pupils to be more comfortable and focused during teaching and learning in order to improve their academic performance.

Hon. Umar Babs Bodinga in his submission also mentioned that the Government is dedicated to improving educational infrastructure and pledged to support the Education Directorate with infrastructure to aid quality education.

The Municipal Education Director, Madam Abena Gyamerah, who received the furniture was grateful to the Government for ensuring access to quality education in the Municipality and promised to maintain the furniture so it does not lose its durability.

Madam Abena Gyamerah also expressed gratitude to the MCE and the Member of Parliament Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo towards improving the standard of education in the Municipality and appealed for more of similar support from the Central Government.

In attendance was the Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr. John Ankrah, Head teachers of selected schools, staff of the Municipal Assembly and the Press.

The furniture that was received had since been distributed to selected schools that needed immediate attention, which include; R/C JHS, Presby. JHS, OPASS A&B JHS all in Kukurantumi, New Tafo M/A, CRIG JHS, Islamic JHS in Osiem amongst others.

Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Municipal Education Director and a section of Assembly staff

 Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Municipal Education Director and Municipal Chief Executive

  Hon. Municipal Chief Executive presenting furniture to the Municipal Education Director

  Display of furniture

 MCE, MCD, Municipal Education Director with some staff of Education Unit, Teachers and pupils of the selected schools                    Pupils seated on desk

 

 

 

                             

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Through the ingenuity and leadership of the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga, the Assembly showed leadership in driving the tourism agenda of the municipality during the 2023 Ohum festival.

The Ohum Festival is celebrated by the Akyems to thank the creator for blessing their land with such a magnificent river (Birim). The products from the Akyems land and river are symbols which are used to remember their ancestors who struggled and persevered to keep the society intact. The festival is celebrated in two parts: The Ohumkan and the Ohumkyire. The Ohumkan which happens to be the major event is celebrated throughout the week to which the ban on the noise making had been lifted particularly on Tuesday. Which usually occurs during the month of October. Prior to it celebration, a two week ban on noise-making is imposed on all the communities under the traditional jurisdiction.

The Ohum festival is celebrated with the chief and people of Akyem Tafo and its environment visiting the Gyempremo shrine to perform rituals and make sacrifices to the deity. It is believed that when you fall to the ground while going to the Gyempremo, you will not live to see the end of the year also the chief is the last person to cross the Gyempremo River. During the festival the descendants pledge to continue the tradition, to keep Okyeman strong and free with peace and prosperity. They then pledge allegiance to their King (Okyehene) and their sub-chiefs and elders for their leadership and guidance. Legend has it that any person who trips and falls on the return journey from the Gyempremo shrine will not live to see the new year. On the Ohum Tuesday, it is forbidden to make any noise including the pounding of fufu, the main staple diet of the Akan people till dusk.

 

To promote this festival and make it attractive to tourists worldwide, the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly led by the Hon. Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga did not only participate in the events but also supported Nananom with a number of items and cash donations.

                           

MCE expressing the relevance of celebrating the festival. MP. Hon. Gifty Twum-Ampofo donating gift to some families 

The Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly in collaboration with Zoom Lion Ghana organized a clean – up activity at the Osiem lorry station on Saturday, 9th September, 2023.  Dignitaries that attended the clean-up exercise include: The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Babs Bodinga, The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. John Ankrah, Hon. Assembly Members, Heads of Department/Units, staff and some of youth from the Osiem town.

 Hon. Alhaji Babs Bodinga thanked the youth for attending the clean – up activity. He advised them to keep the surroundings clean and it was very important for the Municipal Assembly to organize this exercise regularly for the Municipality to be clean. He also assured the people that, the exercise would be carried out regularly. He urged the youth to stay focus and never give up in life.

The Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. John Ankrah also thanked the staff of the Assembly for a successful clean-up exercise. He also urged the Municipal Assembly to keep up the good work. He advised the youth to be focused in life and content with whatever they had while working hard to build a better future for themselves. He told them to avoid negative activities in life.

The Presiding Member, Hon. Asare Gyekye expressed his gratitude to the Municipal Assembly. He assured the youth to do their best to serve the elderly and the country at large. He told the young ladies to maintain a good personal hygiene. He also advised the young ladies to avoid teenage and unwanted pregnancies.

The youth of Osiem expressed their appreciation to the management of the Municipal Assembly because it was very educative.   

                                   

                Community members working together with the Assembly staff

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CIVIC EDUCATION (NCCE) OF ABUAKWA NORTH MUNICIPAL EMBARKED ON A CEC EXCURSION TO THE MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION

On August 22nd, 2023, the Abuakwa North Municipal National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), under the guidance of Mrs. Beatrice Nyarkoah Budu, partnered with pupils from Ofori Panin Junior High School, Akyem Kukuratumi, for an illuminating educational expedition. The focal point was the Akyem New Tafo Police Station, where the intention was to foster a deeper comprehension of law enforcement mechanisms among the budding minds of the students.

This visit served as a conduit to familiarize the students with a spectrum of law enforcement dynamics. Chief Inspector Kingsford Obeng, the adept Station Officer, alongside Sergeant CID Robert Sakyi, orchestrated an informative lecture. During the discourse, students were acquainted with the duties and operations of the Police and also with an array of fundamental Police documents such as the Station Diary (Reference Book), Arms and Ammunition records, Cells Book (Form 69), Diary of Action Taken, Extracts of Occurrence, Police Medical Forms, and Bail Bonds. These documents were elucidated as crucial tools in the administration of justice and maintaining order.

The station visit culminated in an interactive session, during which Chief Inspector Kingsford Obeng emphasized the pivotal role of community involvement in maintaining security and encouraged students to report suspicious activities to the police. This initiative served as a bridge between the police force and the younger generation, fostering a sense of responsibility and respect for law and order. The students’ engagement with Police procedures and documents signifies a step towards a well-informed and civically conscious populace.

 

The community engagement and soap making training was held on 16th August, 2023 at the Ati Palace. The aim of the event was to empower the PWD’s with the skill in soap making, fostering community engagement, promoting inclusivity and education on the use of the District Assembly Common Fund startup kits that are disbursed

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The event began with an opening prayer by one of the disability advocates. The opening ceremony included speeches from the Municipal Director, the Kukurantumi Assembly Member, community leader and the local PWD executives. The speeches highlighted the importance of creating opportunities for persons with disabilities in the municipality and promoting their active participation in society.

Following the opening ceremony and speeches, participants engaged in a comprehensive soap making training session. Officers of the department provided a step-by-step instruction on the soap making process including the selection of ingredients and mixing techniques. The PWD participants were given hands on experience and guidance allowing them to gain practical skills and develop confidence in soap making.

In addition to the soap making training, various interactive sessions were conducted to encourage community engagement and social interactions among participants. These sessions included group discussions, team building and registration of new PWD’s. the participants had the chance to share their experiences, challenges and success stories on the use of their startup kits form the various disbursements.

The community engagement and soap making training for PWD’s proved to be a successful and empowering event. It did not only equip participants with practical soap making skills but also fostered a sense of community, belonging and self-confidence by promoting inclusivity among PWD’s. The event contributed to their social and economic empowerment.

                                  

 

                                                                                                           

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NKANSAH KWABENA AKUAMOAH

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