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Tarkwa Assembly holds it maiden Meet the Press

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly (TNMA) has held its maiden ‘Meet-the-press’ to unveil its achievements with a call for all to embrace government’s flagship programmes and policies.

Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah, Municipal Chief Executive, MCE for Tarkwa-Nsuaem disclosed this to the media at its maiden Meet the Press.

The Meet the Press series follows a directive by government through the Ministry of Information to enable the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, MMDA’s to showcase all government projects, programmes and social intervention policies executed and implemented since 2017 till date.

In the area of job creation Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah indicated that the Assembly has so far registered a total of 3000 inhabitants for the community Mining programme out of which 1,800 have received their identity cards

On the education sector, he said upon assumption of office in May 2017, his administration has provided hundreds of logistical and financial support to the educational directorate as well as furniture to schools adding that to motivate teachers to give off their best, Assembly is considering to organize best teacher awards which aims at recognizing hardworking teachers in the Municipality.

Educational infrastructure including the construction of classroom blocks for Dadwen, Essaman Kakraba, Hooper Kindergarten, Fiasseman SHS Dunning and Assembly Hall, Classroom blocks and teachers quarters for Benso SHS, classroom block for Nsuaem M/A and several others on course, he said.

The MCE, projecting the status of government’s interventions, said hundreds of National Builders Corps (NABCO) had been posted to areas including health, education, Feed Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Enterprise, Revenue and Civic.

Under the One District, One Factory flagship programme, he mentioned that three factories comprising of a Gold Refinery, Rubber Processing and Cocoa Processing are currently at different stages near completion in Tarkwa, he announced that the factories when completed are expected to offer employment to about 1,500 inhabitants.

The MCE said the Scholarship Review Committee was established in the municipality and forty five students in various tertiary schools were benefiting from the scheme currently.

In the area of town roads he hinted that his administration has constructed a number of access and link roads there by reducing the traffic situation in Tarkwa drastically, key amongst them include, the DVLA link road with culvert, the Ahwetieso- Boama link road with culvert, Vision estate to Angola Culvert and link road, Nana Angu by pass, space fm link road, Akoon Junction to Cyanide link road funded by Assembly Internally generated fund.

On the free Senior High School (SHS) programme, he indicated that enrollment had increased drastically since its commencement in 2017 to 2019, he added.

Hon Asmah hinted that thousands of farmers in the Municipality also benefitted from the planting for food and jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development Programme (PERD) with subsidized fertilizer and Seeds.

In other news, as part of measures to improve upon the living conditions of the citizenry of Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, the Assembly again on Thursday, November 7th held a Town Hall Meeting at Essuoso to explain government policies and allow the various communities to air their views on issues affecting them.

The gathering sought to disseminate information among stakeholders in the development and governance process at the local level.

According to Hon Asmah, the move would enhance proportional allocation of resources and ensure that stakeholders and the Assembly would plan together to enable them implement projects effectively.

In a speech read on behalf of the Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Gifty Eugenia Kusi, said the theme for the forum “Participatory governance, our right” was timely because of the upcoming District Level Elections and Referendum, which require all Ghanaian voters to exercise their franchise.

She emphasised that the government needs participation of all citizens in steering the affairs of the nation successfully.

“Participatory governance helps to empower citizens to participate in public decision-making, as an effective means to improve public accountability. Citizens are allowed to take part in free and fair elections to make informed choices to be able to hold political leaders accountable for their electoral promises” she mentioned.

She assured all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s) of government’s continuous support.

By Dominic Kojo Blay

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CUMMINS GHANA SUPPORT FIASSEC WITH TOILET FACILITY

Cummins Ghana, a leading name in the Energy industry on Monday, August 19th, 2019 handed over a twenty (20) seater modern toilet facility to Fiaseman Senior High School (FIASSEC) in Tarkwa, Western Region of Ghana to enhance effective sanitation in the school.

“In 2016 we made a passionate decision to sponsor more Senior High Schools within our catchment areas as part of our social corporate responsibility, and am happy to announce that FIASSEC has been adopted and earmarked for four more projects in addition to the one being commissioned today” she hinted.

Doris Kafui Afanyedey, General Manager of Cummins Ghana disclosed this during a joint commissioning and handing over of the project with Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality at the Girls Dormitory.

According to Madam Doris, Cummins as a corporate organization attaches much priority to social corporate responsibility and that her outfit is highly committed to the transformation of Fiaseman Senior High School with value addition to enhance teaching and learning. She mentioned further that the female toilet facility was one out of five projects earmarked for the School, they include a twenty (20) seater water closet for the male students, an incinerator, a multi purpose canteen for the day students and an ultra modern library all to be  constructed for the school, she noted.

In addition to the facility, Cummins Ghana also donated two poly tanks, a mechanized borehole, five veronica buckets, 500 hundred pieces of tissue, 18 gallons of detergents, 48 pieces of liquid soap, 6 mop buckets, 7 waste bins, 20 each of toilet bowl and brush, naphthalene balls.

Hon Gilbert Asmah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem in his address said the kind gesture by Cummins Ghana was in line with the Nana Akuffo-Addo’s led government commitment to improving sanitation infrastructure across the schools country wide.

He, therefore charged Management, staff, senior house mistress and the students to take proper care of the facility and ensure periodic maintenance for the project to last longer, he added.

He called on the students and their parents to embrace good sanitation practices. He said that “Being healthy is the greatest thing to have as individuals and as a community. We must all develop the habit of routinely cleaning our schools, homes, workplaces and always ensure that we dispose of the waste we generate properly”.

Tarkwa MCE used the occasion to inspect the ongoing dinning hall and Assembly Hall project which is funded by GET fund under the lobbying and facilitation of his administration upon assuming office.

On his part, the Headmaster of FIASSEC , Mr. John Sagoe expressed his profound appreciation to the Cummins Ghana and the and the Assembly for the unflinching support given to the school. He charged the students to take good care of the facility to prolong its lifespan.

He called on the students to rally behind Cummins Ghana and the NPP government to bring more developments to the School. The headmaster seized the opportunity to appeal to the MCE to help the school complete it administration block.

The Municipal Education Director, Mr. Alexander Duah commended Cummins Ghana for the kind gesture and said the facility would go a long way to help improve sanitation and conducive environment of the school, he further called on other companies to emulate from Cummins.

By Dominic Kojo Blay

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TARKWA MCE CUTS SOD FOR EIGHT PROJECTS

The Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah has cut sod to commence the construction of eight (8) infrastructure projects Municipal wide.

The infrastructure projects include three unit classroom block with office, store, staff common room and computer laboratory at Domeabra, construction of concrete overhead tank at Dompim, completion of three unit classroom block with office, store, staff common room at Amantin, Construction of Community centre at Essaman Kakraba,  construction of sixteen seater aqua privy toilet facility and Urinal at Dadwen, construction of mechanised boreholes at Kyekyewere and the construction of six unit classrom facility at Nyanso Nkran.

In his submission during the ceremony, the Tarkwa-Nsuaem MCE noted that the projects forms part of the Assembly’s responsibility to provide infrastructure development to the area, adding that, the projects will go a long way to improve the social service delivery in the Municipality.

He further reiterated that education of the Ghanaian citizenry still remains the top most priority of the government, adding, that the Nana Akuffo-Addo led NPP government is committed to make education accessible to all regardless of location and that is why we are building more schools so that the children can have easy access to school”.

Handing over the projects to the contractors, Hon Asmah urged the contractors to use more of the local contents and also complete the projects on schedule to enable the communities to benefit from the in the shortest possible time, he said.

The funding of the projects are drawn from the Internally Generated Fund (IGF) of the Assembly, Minerals Development Fund (MDF) and the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), he mentioned.

One of the contractors, Builders Captain Construction Limited assured the Assembly and the beneficiary of a speedy and quality delivery of work. “I will complete the work within the scheduled period but with the help of the Assembly” he said

Nana Abena Kunadjoa II, Queen mother of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area commended the Nana Addo led government for the good work it has been doing since assumption of office in barely two and half years and also thanked the MCE, Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah for bringing such developmental projects to their communities.

She further applauded the MCE for working very assiduously to bring the needed development to the area and thus pledge their unflinching support for him to achieve his vision of making Tarkwa-Nsuaem a first class Municipality and a model one in Ghana, she added.

In attendance were Hon Benjamin Kessie, Presiding Member for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, Mr. Maxwell Obeng, Municipal Works Engineer, Mrs Amanda Adjei, Planning Officer, Mr. Seth, Budget Officer, Mr. Francis Oduro, NADMO Coordinator, Mr. Benjamin Assabil, NPP constituency Chairman for Tarkwa-Nsuaem.

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GOLDFIELDS FOUNDATION SUPPORT LINK ROADS AGENDA BY TNMA

Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly (TNMA) under the leadership of Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah with the support of Goldfields foundation, Tarkwa Mine continues to vigorously prosecute its decongestion agenda on improving the roads network in the Municipality’s capital.

“My administration is highly committed and very poised to ease congestion in Tarkwa, much priority has been given to the rehabilitation and improvement of road networks largely” with the unflinching support of Goldfields Ghana Foundation, we shall decongest Tarkwa by the closure of my term as MCE.

Hon Asmah made this observation during a joint handing over of the project site to the contractor (Woodbine Ventures) to officially commence the construction of a 600 meter link road from the Tarkwa Post Office to the Nana Angu by pass to improve mobility between Tarkwa na Aboso, market circle and the University of Mines area. The Tarkwa MCE hinted that, the link road when completed would further ease vehicular and pedestrian movement in the Central Business District, he mentioned.

He further commended Management of Goldfields Ghana Limited, (Tarkwa Mine) for their consistent and timely support towards the development drive in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, he assured the contractor and Goldfields Foundation of the necessary support from the Assembly for the successful completion of the six months project which is being funded by Goldfields foundation, he noted. 

According to the MCE, other links roads have been completed and funds have been allocated for potential routes in the 2019 3rd quarter budget to be financed by the internally generated funds from the Assembly.

According to Hon Asmah, his administration has constructed a double cell culvert to link Ahwetieso and Boama, a suburb of Tarkwa, We have also facilitated the construction and completion of the DVLA link road at star junction also assisted by Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem, he mentioned further, that TNMA is currently constructing a double cell culvert to link up Vision estate to Angola and its environs, a move he believes will ensure a free flow of traffic in the Municipal capital.

“Plans are far advanced for the construction of an access road to link Akoon junction and Cyanide via the Alimex Gas station and Maxam hills, he hinted that there were more link roads in the offing, he added.

Mr. Derrick Obeng, TNMA Urban Roads Engineer urged the community members to collaborate and cooperate with the contractor to ensure the successful execution of the project devoid of accidents, he said.

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TARKWA-NSUAEM FARMERS BENEFITS FROM 525,000 COCOA SEEDLING UNDER PERD

In its bid to enhance and boost the cocoa cultivation in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of the Western  region, thousands of farmers have so far benefited from free cocoa seedlings distribution from the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, (TNMA) for planting in the 2019 crop season. TNMA has distributed Five Hundred and Twenty-five thousand(525,000) quality and high yielding cocoa seedlings to farmers across the district enhance cocoa production in the area.

“The free cocoa seedlings distribution is mainly to  support Nana Akufo-Addo’s government flagship programme dubbed “Planting for Export and Development (PERD) which is a subsidiary of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) of which cocoa is an integral crop in the implementation of the programme” he noted.

Addressing Journalists in the Municipality during the distribution, the Municipal  Chief Executive, Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah mentioned that the cocoa seedlings project was his administration’s  the vision to support the farmers across the Municipality to expand, develop and revamp their old cocoa farms to boost the internally generated revenue of the Municipality.

“Cocoa we all know is a major cash crop cultivated by the many farmers in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality and therefore the need to support them with high yielding seedlings at no cost will give the farmers a leverage and also encourage others into cocoa farming, he observed. .

Hon Asmah explained further, that beneficiaries of the free distribution of the cocoa seedlings would also benefit from free modern trends of managing their cocoa farms through the Municipal Department of Agriculture to enhance and improve the farm’s productivity, he hinted that Cocoa production has over the years created jobs and expanded income generated qualities for all farmers in that enterprise, he argued.

According to the Tarkwa MCE, the cocoa yield is also expected to feed the Cocoa processing factory which is currently under construction under the One District One factory 1D1F policy in the Municipality.

The MCE charged the youth and the indigenes to involve themselves in the various agriculture policies outlined by the government so far to create jobs and some considerable income for their living.

He reiterated Government’s commitment to enhance a better economic standard of living for all citizens and this has been through the Planting for Export and Rural Development, PERD initiative, he said.

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TARKWA MCE ATTENDS GLOBAL PETROLEUM SHOW IN CANADA

The Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah is in Canada for Ghana’s first appearance at the North America’s leading energy event, the Global Petroleum Show (GPS) 2019 underway in Calgary, Canada.

The petroleum conference is expected to attract over 50,000 upstream petroleum professionals to provide a platform for Petroleum Commissions globally, Ghana’s upstream Petroleum Regulator is expected to pitch prospective investors about opportunities that exist in the nation’s petroleum industry.

In partnership with the Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce, the Commission is leading over 20 Ghanaian companies to explore opportunities and secure the right partnerships with their international counterparts.

Ghana’s delegation was led by the CEO of Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille Jnr; Head of Gov’t Relations at the Ministry of Energy, Patricia Asaam; Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko, DCE for Wassa East, Hon Wilson Arthur, Hon Mireku Duker, Mr Charles Cobbina, the PA to the Western Regional Miniwter and Mr Michael Ataoge Chief Director of Western Regional Coordinating Director, Local Content at Petroleum Commission, Kwaku Boateng; and with support from Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Joseph Ayikoi Otoo; key among issues discussed is  that Ghana is to be considered as the ultimate destination for upstream petroleum activities within the sub region.

Several investment opportunities such as farming, subsea inspection services, supporting government to develop Western Region as an upstream petroleum hub, revamping Tema Shipyard to support the petroleum industry among others have been highlighted at the conference.

A strong case has made to present Ghana as the preferred destination for Canadian companies seeking to explore alternative regions/areas for their oil and gas activities, specifically western region.

Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is North America’s Leading Exhibition & Conference, where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead.

Global Petroleum Show has matured to become the global meeting point for oil and gas professionals where an estimated  50,000 trade professionals attend, while 100 and over industry leading experts share their knowledge and understanding across the event’s line-up of strategic and technical conference sessions and with support from Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Joseph Ayikoi Otoo; key among issues discussed is  that Ghana is to be considered as the ultimate destination for upstream petroleum activities within the sub region.

Several investment opportunities such as farming, subsea inspection services, supporting government to develop Western Region as an upstream petroleum hub, revamping Tema Shipyard to support the petroleum industry among others have been highlighted at the conference.

A strong case has made to present Ghana as the preferred destination for Canadian companies seeking to explore alternative regions/areas for their oil and gas activities, specifically western region.

 

Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is North America’s Leading Exhibition & Conference, where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead.

Global Petroleum Show has matured to become the global meeting point for oil and gas professionals where an estimated  50,000 trade professionals attend, while 100 and over industry leading experts share their knowledge and understanding across the event’s line-up of strategic and technical conference sessions.

By PUBLIC RELATIONS NEWS DESK, TNMA

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MESSAGE OF HOPE TO 2019 BECE CANDIDATES

The Municipal Chief Executive, MCE for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah has extended a heartfelt message of goodwill to all candidates in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) 2019 within Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.

I wish to commend you for your hard work, perseverance and dedication throughout your studying period, this trying moment forms part of the hurdles in the education cycle and must be embraced with steadfastness, boldness and victory.

I am by this medium urging all candidates not to loose hope in the face of the unexpected challenges but should rather stay focused and work harder towards achieving a brighter future that would enable you build a comfortable life for yourselves, Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality and Ghana and at large.

I humbly urge to comply with all the laid down rules and regulations guiding the examination so as to avoid the cancellation of papers and other unforeseen and unhealthy circumstances. I also urge parents and teachers to offer the best form of motivation for the candidates throughout this period.

On this note; I wish you all the best of luck and God’s guidance throughout the examinations and may you all come out in flying colours.

 

HON GILBERT KEN ASMAH

(MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE)

TARKWA-NSUAEM MUNICIPALITY

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PWDS RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM TNMA

Persons living with disabilities in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality have received various forms of support from the District Assembly in fulfillment of the 3% allocation of the District Assembly’s Common Fund to persons with disabilities (PWDs).

The beneficiaries received the support from three categories, ranging from economic ventures, training and school fees, as well as medical attention and device support.

In the area of economic support, some of the items were refrigerators and deep freezers, fertilizers, weedicide spraying machines, bags of rice, sugar, sewing machines and grinding machines.

Earlier this year, The Assembly presented hundreds of equipment to the beneficiaries based on their own requests and taking into consideration the type of business each beneficiary selected.

He indicated that this year’s method of disbursement is in line with the agenda of job creation, poverty alleviation and economic empowerment for persons living with disability. He commended the government for releasing all common fund allocations from the last quarter of 2016 to the 2nd quarter in 2019.

The Chairman for Social Welfare Committee, Mr. Sackey commended the MCE and his team for its commitment to the periodic support of persons with disability, and also urged the beneficiaries to manage their businesses effectively.

By Dominic Kojo Blay