The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, Mr Charles Obeng-Inkoom, has called on heads of departments in the municipality to be punctual to work to increase productivity and growth. He said lateness and absenteeism could have negative effects on the decentralisation policy aimed at promoting development.
Mr Obeng-Inkoom made the call when he met with heads of departments in the municipality at Agona Swedru.
He said the government was aware of the numerous problems facing them in finance, transportation and other logistics and said plans were being made to solve them.
The MP urged the heads to put their political affiliations aside and rally behind the government to ensure the success of the second phase of the “Better Ghana Agenda.”
Mr Obeng-Inkoom added that he had prioritised education, health and sanitation on his development agenda.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Oppong, appealed to the heads to change negative attitudes that could undermine development.
He said the assembly had, through the Ghana Education Trust Fund, presented more than 7,000 mono and dual desks to private and public primary and junior high schools in the municipality to enhance quality education.
The Municipal Town and Country Planning Officer, Mr Frank Matey Korley, expressed regret about the haphazard manner in which estate developers were putting up buildings in the area.