April 2024 Archives / News

Posted on April 24th,2024

The Municipal Coordinating director and again a facilitator of the ISSD Mr. Abdul Hussein in his welcome address said that, all the stakeholder should coordinate in the successful implementation of the ISSD. Among the stakeholders’ present were the DOVVSU, CHRAJ, GHS, NHIS, PLANNING, GES BIRTH AND DEATH, SOCIAL WELFARE, GIS and many more.

The stakeholders discussed in the need for working together for a successful implementation of the ISSD and they all came to the agreement that; they should all assist themselves with needed information and again with DATA when requested for by a stakeholder to assist such department in the preparation of its reports.

The acting director of SWCD, Mr. Frimpong Isaac briefed the stakeholders on SWIMS and how it is important for the stakeholders to assist the Social welfare Department with the needed information when requested for, so that the social welfare Department can successfully prepare the SWIMS forms and forward it to Accra.

They again discussed issues on referring of cases and concluded that, the social welfare department should make copies of the referral forms to be given to the stakeholders to assist on the referral of cases.

A lot of suggestions from the various stakeholders were raised and among some of them was

1, the birth and death officer suggested on collaboration with DSWCD in the free birth and registration in some of the villages in the municipality.

2. the immigration officer suggested that, with the child labour, the communities should be educated on it before any other action is been taking on the defaulters.

3 the NHIS suggested on the intensity of the leap beneficiaries’ cases by the DSWCD to the NHIS .

Mr. Abdul Hussein the Municipal Coordinating Director, in his closing remarks commended the department of Social Welfare and Community Development for organizing the program and urged the stakeholders to be united and committed to the course of using multi-dimensional approaches in making services accessible and responsive at the local level and closer to the people to ensure effective coordination of the child and family welfare system at all levels.

March 2024 Archives / News

Posted on March 7th,2024
Ahafo Ano North Municipal Celebrate 67th Independence Day at Agyemang Prempeh Stadium.

The nationwide Independence Day celebration has been marked with a spectacular march pass parade at Tepa by school children.

The event that lasted for 2 hours was well participated by 13 schools comprising six public basic schools, five private basic schools and two public senior high schools. The parade was augmented by Tepa Seventh Day Adventist Basic School, Tepa Senior High School and Maabeng Senior High School Cadets as well as the Tepa Methodist Brigade.

The 11 basic schools were drawn from Tepa west Circuit of the Ghana Education Service namely Tepa SDA school, Tepa Methodist School, Tepa R/C School, Tepa Presby School, Tepa Islamic, and Tepa Anglican for the Public Schools. The private Schools were made up Ancila Basic School, Fountain of Life Basic School, Deeper Life Basic School, and King Jesus International School.

Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Coordinating Director representing the Regional Minister, Mr. I.K. Acheampong underscored the importance of the celebration of such a national event. He mentioned that, event such as the Independence Day, do not remind us of our freedom from colonialism but our pride as Ghanaians.

Mr. IK Acheampong touching on the Ghanaian pride reminded us to protect the democracy that has given the country economic and social stability since 1992. He cautioned Ghanaians to safeguard it by not jeopardizing it in anyway. He took turn to remind Ghanaians to continue to pray for the peace of the nation as we prepare for the polls in December.

Mr. IK Acheampong together with the Municipal Police Commander Mr Martin Asenso, and the Municipal Director of Education Mrs. Grace oppong Agyapong received the match pass salute. All the participating schools and groups received certificates of participation from the organizers. All the three parade commanders from the Municipal Fire Station were also honoured with certificate of recognition.

The occasion was well attended by the following dignitaries, the Tepa Traditional Council with its president Nana Darko Antwerewa Ampem I, the Director General of NADMO Nana Eric Agyemang Prempeh, heads of Departments and Agencies and their staff. The theme for the celebration this year was “Our Democracy, Our Pride”.

February 2024 Archives / News

Posted on February 12th,2024

I am deeply honoured and humbled to, on behalf of the Ashanti Regional Minister, the Acting Municipal Chief Executive of Ahafo Ano North Municipal Assembly, welcome you all to the inauguration and installation of the Ninth Assembly of the Ahafo Ano North Municipal Assembly.

On behalf of the good people of the Ahafo Ano North Municipality, Members and staff of the Assembly, and on my own behalf, I wish to thank you all, especially the Hon Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development and members of his team, for coming to add glamour to this very important national event. The Ahafo Ano North Municipal Assembly, with Tepa as its capital, was one of the first batch of 110 District Assemblies established in 1988 per PNDC Law 207.

The Assembly was elevated to the status of a municipality per Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2264 in November 2017 and currently has a total membership of 58 – comprising thirty-nine (39) elected, seventeen (17) Government Appointees with the Municipal Chief Executive and Member of Parliament inclusive. The Assembly boasts of Seven (7) Zonal Councils and 195 members of the Unit Committees.

Nana Chairman, I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the Hon Assembly Members, who have won the mandate of their people to represent them in this Assembly. To you Hon. Members, I say congratulations and Ayekoo! Again, I would also like to congratulate those whose expertise, knowledge and rich experience have been endorsed by His Excellency, the President to serve this Assembly as Government Appointees. By committing yourself to be a member of this noble and distinguished family, one is convinced that you are determined and poised to help the Ahafo Ano North Municipal Assembly achieve its vision and goals, which are geared towards ensuring the socio-economic development of the municipality.

Nana Chairman, the Local Governance Act 2016, Act 936, underscores the importance of local Assemblies in planning, implementing, and managing development projects. It envisions a governance structure where the needs of our communities are not only identified but also addressed with urgency and efficiency. As we inaugurate the newly elected members, we entrust into their hands the responsibility of aligning their actions with the aspirations of the people, ensuring that no community is left behind in our march towards progress.

Beyond the legal framework, we must acknowledge the crucial role played by our traditional leaders, community elders, and various stakeholders in fostering a conducive environment for the democratic process. Their guidance and support have been instrumental in the success of the District Level Elections. We, therefore, extend our profound gratitude to them for their unwavering commitment to the well-being of our communities. To the newly elected members of this Assembly, I offer my heartfelt congratulations. Your election is not merely a victory for individuals but a triumph for the collective will of our communities. Your role is pivotal in ensuring that the dividends of democracy reach every doorstep, addressing the unique challenges faced by each locality and promoting inclusivity in decision-making.

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, as we witness this momentous occasion, let us reflect on the significance of our local governance system. It is a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and shared responsibility. It is a commitment to fostering unity, understanding, and the equitable distribution of resources. It is a testament to our belief in the power of communities to shape their own destinies. To our re-elected Assembly Members, it is my hope that you will share your time-tested experiences about the Assembly procedures with your new colleagues. To the newly elected and appointed, it behoves you to quickly master the processes and procedures of the Assembly as enshrined in the Model Standing Orders, Local Governance Act 2016, (Act 936) and other statutes to integrate yourselves well into the Assembly system. I encourage the newly inaugurated members to approach their responsibilities with dedication, humility, and a profound sense of service. May your tenure be marked by visionary leadership, collaborative governance, and an unwavering commitment to the welfare of our people. Concluding my remarks, I wish to thank the Hon. Minister of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development and his entourage for making time to be part of this auspicious event. My profound appreciation also goes to the Hon. Member of Parliament, the Director General of NADMO, Hon. Assembly Members, Heads of Departments, and indeed, all those who have taken time off their busy schedules to come and grace this important event.

January 2024 Archives / News

Posted on January 27th,2024
NPP Primaries: NADMO DG wins Ahafo Ano North parliamentary bid.

The Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Nana Agyemang Prempeh has emerged victorious in just ended NPP parliamentary primaries in Tepa.

The NADMO Director General pulled 393 votes to secure a win over his close contender Fosu Frimpong who pulled 311 votes of the total ballot of 706 cast, a total of two ballots were rejected by the Electoral Commission. The Saturday 27th January election was peaceful here. Earlier, observers were divided over who the victor could be; whilst some were calling it out for Agyemang Prempeh, others too mentioned that Fosu Frimpong can pull a surprise.

After, the polls, those observers who supported Agyemang Prempeh’s bid expressed disappointment over the outcome. In their estimation, these observers expected over 70% win for the NADMO DG. On the other hand, those who supported Fosu Frimpong’s bid were also disappointed that their candidate didn’t win the primaries.

The Municipal Electoral Officer Berthy Mensah has since declared Nana Agyemang Prempeh as the Parliamentary Candidate Elect for the New Patriotic Party in the Ahafo Ano North Constituency in the Ashanti Region.