The Sekyere East District Assembly, on Saturday 1st July,2017, as part of its 57th Republic Day celebration, organised a get-together for over 70 senior citizens aged between 65-70 years and chiefs and queenmothers from both Effiduasi and Asokore Traditional council, at the residence of the District Chief Executive.
Hon. Mary Boatemaa Marfo, DCE for the Sekyere East District Assembly, in her address congratulated them for living decent lifes worth emulating. She said,as their daughter and granddaughter, her doors are always opened to them for advice that can help improve the development of the District. She emphasised on the need to collaborate and work together for the development of the District especially with introduction of planting for food and jobs, one District one factory, one constituency one million dollars,etc which are all initiatives of the governing NPP led by H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo, president of the Republic of Ghana.
Sanitation, Health, Education and infrastructure are key sectors that the member of parliament Hon Dr Nana Ayew Afriyie and herself are working closely to help improve them in the District so as to make them a better place than before. Hon Osei Adiyiah, NPP constituency chairman and all the other executives were in attendance to grace the celebration.
Chairperson for the occasion, Evangelist Elizabeth Adjei called on the DCE and DISEC to do their maximum best to curb the rising use of hard drugs like marijuana,tramol,cocaine by the youth. She appealed to Nananom to organise intercessory prayers intermittently for the towns.
Mr Hayford Asante, District Union Chairman of SSNIT called on the assembly and police to collaborate and talk to the private Basic schools in the District because overloading of the school children is too much and may result in a lot of illness. He again expressed fears that comes along with the unlawful parking and loading of vehicles by the roadside which poseshould danger to residents especially they, the aged when crossing the roads. He pleaded with the assembly to intercede on behalf of the residents to talk to the workers at Effiduasi abattoir to refrain from using car tyres for smoking meat because it poses health hazards to the citizens.
The pensioneers appealed to the assembly through the first ever female DCE for the assembly to organise free prostrate and breast screening every year as part of their Republic day celebration. Representatives from both Effiduasi and Asokore Traditional council pledged their unflinching support towards the development of the District.