Nyelbolgu-Naa Yakubu Andani Dasana II, Regent of Bimbila, has appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to consider building capacity of Assembly Members to make them more vibrant to steer the affairs of the assemblies.
He said assembly members were the mouthpiece of the assemblies to facilitate and promote development in their various areas and that they must be recognized as agents of development.
Nyelbolgu-Naa Yakubu Andani Dasana made the appeal when Mr Julius Debrah, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, paid a courtesy call on him in Bimbila.
He also appealed to the Minister to raise the status of the Nanumba North District to that of a Municipality to ensure an increase in development.
The Regent said the people of Bimbila were taking the issue of sanitation as a challenge to allow the people to improve the sanitation situation in the District.
He appealed for the provision of dustbins to the assembly to be placed at strategic and vantage points to stop the indiscriminate littering.
On the District Assembly Election, the regent said chiefs and traditional authorities of the area would partner the district assembly to create the awareness and educate the people on the importance of the election.
He said construction of the Eastern Corridor Road would increase development and boost investment.
He thanked Government for recognizing chiefs and traditional rulers as development partners and advised people of Bimbila to abide by the District Assembly by-laws.
Mr Debrah said the government recognized chiefs and other traditional rulers as development partners and would continue to seek their support for development programmes and projects.
He said the recognition given to chiefs as development partners was the reason the ministry was appealing to chiefs to facilitate the NSD campaign and not to politicization it since, ?Outbreak of disease doesn?t know politicians”.
Addressing the staff of the District Assembly, Mr Debrah urged departmental heads to see themselves as Ministers of the their departments.
He said this means departmental heads and District Chief Executives must leave some legacies to encourage their successors to perform better.
He later inspected a Military camp and a Children’s ward at the Bimbila Hospital constructed by the assembly to improve security.
Alhaji Mohammed Ibn Abass, Nanumba North District Chief Executive, said Bimbila had never been affected by any outbreak of disease and that the assembly had put health and education as its priority for development.