The District Chief Executive for Assin South Hon. Felicia Ntrakwa Amissah has lamented over increasing incidence of illicit drug peddling, usage and momo fraud among the youth in the District.

According to her even though the security situation in the District is generally calm the use and peddling of illicit drugs could endanger the security situation in the District.

She therefore called on the Assembly members to educate their communities about the negative effects of the menace.

She made the call at the Second Ordinary Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Fifth Assembly.

Hon. Ntrakwa commended the Assembly members for their contribution to the development of the District. That she noted was done through the operationalization of the six Area Councils which has resulted in an increase in the Assembly’s revenue generation.

She also commended them for sacrificing their energy, resources and time to perform their roles as Assembly members.

She said the demands from their communities are enormous and they are expected to meet those demands even though there are no funds allocated for the execution of those projects.

Hon Ntrakwa Amissah applauded the Ghana Health Service for their prompt response to the outbreak of scabies at Assin Dawomako. She noted that the timely intervention of the Service truncated the spread of disease and entreated Assembly members to report any rare skin disease to the nearest health facility for assistance.

She said second phase of the Assembly block was near completion and assured that the next Assembly will be having their meetings in the new Assembly Hall.

The Presiding Member Mr. Amoako Okyere in his address called on the Assembly members to remain committed to cause of progress, guided by the spirit of collaboration and understanding stressing that they should not only talk about change but be catalyst for it in their respective spheres of life.