Central council vows to develop province

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 04th September 2012

NINE members of the Central Provincial Executive Council sworn-in last Friday, promised to work and develop the province to full capacity.
Central Governor Kila Haoda, who is chairman of the council and the provincial assembly, said he had full confidence in his officers to perform their tasks and support him to drive visions and plans in the province.
The nine members are the chairmen of each local level government who were endorsed by the Office of the Governor last month as ministers in the provincial assembly.
Haoda, who was sworn-in early last month, took the finance, policy and planning portfolio.
Among them was the only woman member reappointed to the assembly, Maria Mark, who was given the community development and disaster portfolios.
Mark said not much had been done for women and children in the past and she hoped to do more for them this term.
Haoda said a good working relationship was vital for the team to successfully face the challenges ahead.
The provincial government has a number of projects, initiatives and plans that will take effect soon, including the review of the Tolukuma MoA in two weeks. 
It is visiting the 13 districts to launch the district AIDS committee that will drive HIV/AIDS awareness and campaigns, deliver educational resources and tools to schools as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce the high rate of illiteracy in schools and farming and agriculture projects that aim to elevate social and economic standards at the local level.