By: Theophilous Kwofie (Information Service Department)
Staff and workers of the Wassa East District Assembly in the Western Region held a durbar to introduce the new District Coordinating Director (DCD) Mr. Evans Mark Andoh and discuss the challenges of the assembly.
The meeting started with the introduction of staff by their various Head of Departments (HODs).
Addressing the gathering, was the Hon. District Chief Executive (DCE) Hon. Emmanuel Boakye who commended the staff and workers of the Assembly for making time out of their busy schedule to attend the durbar, expressing the hope that the year looked bright judging from attitude of the staff. He stressed on the lateness of some staff and warned them to desist from such attitudes. He further encouraged HODs to create attendance/time books to keep records of staff who come to work late. He further said that there will be unannounced visits by him to check if the books were being used.
He acknowledged the importance and effort of each and every individual worker, saying that “Whatever work you are doing, do it well”. He said there will be awards to be given to hardworking staff. This according to the DCE is a way of motivating the staff to put in their maximum best and also encourage others to do same.
On revenue, the DCE said that, the Assembly will venture into agriculture as a means of raising IGF for the Assembly. He said that the Assembly’s land situated in Daboase will be used for that purpose. He ended his address with the introduction of the new DCD and appealed for staff support for him.
The DCD, Mr. Evans Andoh for his part told staff the importance of the meeting. He further said that the meeting should be the priority of all staff and further gave a brief history of his background and positions held at various institutions.
He further talked about the District Common Fund which he said that due to how cost have skyrocketed, the Common Fund will not be able to help the District complete various project but will have to depend on other revenues generated by the District. He further talked about strengthening the inter personal relationships between staffs and HODs. He also expressed concern for reporting time to work by staff.
In addition, the DCD asked the staff during a question-and-answering time to bring forth any suggestions that could help the Assembly generate revenue. Some of the suggestion was the collecting of tokens for dumping refuse. Another was the enforcement of land owners to pay their taxes to the revenue authority.
The DCD in his closing remarks urged all staff to collaborate with each other to help the district achieve its vision and mission and also work in harmony.