The Tatali/Sanguli district was one of the orphan districts created under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in 2012. It was curved out from its mother district, the Zabzugu/Tatali district under the John Atta Mills cum John Mahama administration but one critical problem affecting the assembly is a residential accommodation for the District Chief Executive for the area.
Information gathered by northstarfmonline.com reveals that, the current DCE for the area, Hon Thomas Mbomba is forced to rest his head in a dilapidated accommodation at his village outside the district capital. It is understood that, the community where he lives during the night has no electricity, no portable drinking water and not even secured.
In an interview with the District Chief Executive on Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebration at the District Assemble, Mr. Thomas Mbomba lamented the dire situation. He said that there is no accommodation for the DCE of the area and he is forced to leave in his village, which is about 20mins drive from the capital, Tatali.
According to the DCE, his predecessor under the NDC government rented an accommodation at the district capital when he was in office but failed to honor his rent since 2012. He disclosed that, the owner of the facility demanded that, the assemble should pay the outstanding debt if the rent must continue and when it was paid, he objected to rent the place further.
“Tatali is a new district, it is not all that developed to the extent that, you can get a very decent accommodation for the DCE, so there is no DCE accommodation, that is why I am leaving in the village, there is nothing interesting for me to stay in the village, there is no electricity but I have no alternative” he lamented.
Mr. Thomas also revealed that, the issue was reported to the Regional Coordinating Council and the Local Government Ministry and some steps have been taken to construct a decent residential place for the DCE. He noted that, so far, the construction is at the roofing stage.
“As we are talking right now, we have gotten to the roofing level of the building which we are hoping that, anytime we receive our share of the common fund a portion of it will be devoted for the contractor to roof and complete the building and I hope when it is done I will immediately move in” he stated.
The Tatali/Sanguli DCE when asked about the general security situation in the area described it as relatively good. He bemoaned that last year; some armed robbery attacks were record in the district in broad day light and about four people lost their lives. Adding that, this was reported to the Divisional Command that the personnel were not enough and the regional command deployed more men and since then he stated they have not recorded any disturbances in the area.
story by: Mohammed Gadafi, northstarfmonline.com