The Ahafo Regional Minister, Honourable George Boakye has donated motorbikes to the 41 assembly members in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region.
Handing over the keys to the Presiding Member of the the Assembly, the Minister explained to the gathering assembly members that it was the Vision of President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure effective and accountable governance especially at the local level and hence the distribution.
He advised that the machines should be used to ensure that the governance systems at the local level are enhanced.
He added that it was the responsibility of the assembly members to explain the policies of the government to the understanding of the ordinary citizen within their respective electoral areas.
Honourable George Boakye however charged the assembly members to hold it as a mandate to explain the numerous benefits of the e-levy to the members in their various electoral areas since other African countries have successfully implemented same and is yielding positive results on their development.
The Regional Minister stated that the e-levy was one of the surest way that the government can rely on to implement its impactful policies and programs to the Ghanaian citizens.
He cautioned the assembly members to always respect road traffic and safety regulations in order to prevent accidents during the use of the motorbikes
Honourable Ishmael Mohammed, Presiding Member of the Asunafo South District Assembly on behalf of his colleagues expressed gratitude to the President through the Regional Minister for the Kind gesture.
He further assured that the machines shall be used to ensure that the purpose for which they were presented to them was achieved.
Present at the ceremony were the District Chief Executive for Asunafo South Honourable Frank Aduse Poku, Mr Asamoah Damoah; Coordinating Director for the Asunafo South District Assembly.
It should be noted therefore that, motorbike will be distributed to all other assembly members in various assemblies across the Region during the week.