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Meet The DCE

Welcome Message From The DCE


The DCE Hon. Godwin Kwame Dadzawa

The opportunity to serve the citizens of South Dayi continues to motivate myself, Assembly members and Staff of the South Dayi District Assembly. Over the past one year, we have sent a strong and positive message to businesses, investors and residents.

The South Dayi District is one of the 25 districts in the Volta Region Ghana and continues to be the place families and businesses choose to thrive. The Assembly is committed to improving the quality of life for everyone in the District by investing in infrastructure and services that support the lives of our residents and businesses.

Each day, the Assembly’s local government team plays an important role in our continuous efforts to ensure the District runs efficiently and effectively. The team strives to provide services and innovative technology that elevate our level of service delivery beyond industry standard, while increasing the value of our taxpayers’ hard-earned money.

The Assembly delivers a wide range of services to our communities such as providing clean water, disposing of solid and liquid waste, building infrastructure, ensuring safety and security, promoting and supporting Agricultural activities, provide social welfare and community development services, maintaining government structures and planning emergency management strategies.

Sanitation within the district is at the heart of our operations. It is our target to make South Dayi District Open Defecation Free (ODF) within the shortest possible time through gradual implementation of the Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) strategy.

The District is positioning itself to take advantage of the government’s flagship programs like One District One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) and other government agricultural policies by providing support to our farmers.

This is a great time for South Dayi as many major projects are under implementation in order to open the district to more business and create job opportunities for the youth. We are continuously expanding our markets in Kpeve, Dzemeni and Peki in order to accommodate the quick growth they experience. Completion and construction of CHPS compounds are ongoing in some communities to increase access to health care. The Assembly will remain committed to finding innovative ways to improve processes that will continue to help us build a sustainable and promising future for our District.

As part of government’s commitment to social welfare development, we continue to identify and keep a database of persons living with disabilities in our district who we support from time to time to help empower them economically.

The Assembly is recognizing the need to plan for climate change impacts and several initiatives are underway including tree planting. These strategies are about becoming climate-ready to protect our district, our homes, our natural surroundings, and our well-being.

Tourism activities in the district are still in its infantile stage but opportunities to develop this sector abounds. The Volta Lake alone presents exciting prospects for investors to take massive advantage of.

I hope that while you learn what the District Assembly is doing to develop and promote its people and businesses on our website, you will also be inspired to act. Together, we can continue to transform our district to make it its best.


DCE’s Profile

Mr. Godwin Dadzawa is 55 years old, and a product of the Universities of Ghana and Ibadan where he obtained his BSc (Agricultural Science) and MSc (Animal Science). He also holds Post Graduate Certificates in Human Resource Development and Management; Project Management and numerous Leadership programmes from GIMPA and other international training centers. He worked with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for 36 years, and the German Development Corporation (GIZ) for 5 years. He worked as Manager of Livestock Breeding Stations in Amelorkope, Adidome, and Amrahia Dairy Farm. He also managed the Pomadze Poultry Enterprise in Winneba. He worked as a Policy Advisor in the Policy Planning and Monitoring Unit of the Office of the President, the Castle Osu. He worked as the Ghana National Coordinator of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme – Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (CAADP-ATVET) of the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Programme. He was the 2004 NPP Parliamentary Candidate for South Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region, Chairman of the South Dayi Constituency Council of Elders and NPP Election Observer during the 2016 General Elections.

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