Government Aims to Tally All 275 Constituencies with Districts

Government is poised to tally all the 275 Constituencies to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
Ghana currently has 260 MMDAs with the coming into fruition of the latest six newly created Municipal and District Assemblies in the country.
This was disclosed by the Eastern regional Minister, Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour in an inaugural address to outdoor the newly created Achiase district in the Eastern region.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in November last year, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) to create additional six new Municipal and District Assemblies.

This Mr. Kwakye Darfour said would help decentralized governance and extend development to other parts of the country.
According to him, the move would also among other things address the articulations from the public to tally the number of Constituencies with the districts.

With the creation of the Achiase district, the Eastern region can now boast of 33 constituencies matching with the 33 Municipal and District Assemblies.

Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour indicated that, the leadership of President Akufo-Addo is determine to assist in ensuring the successful execution of the overall development of all town and villages.

In his welcome address, the Birim South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Richmond Amponsah, who doubles as the Acting Chief Executive for the newly created Achiase district praised the chiefs and other citizens in government for their role in the creation of the district.

He congratulated the newly elected Assembly Members and expressed the hope that they would all contribute meaningfully to the development of the area.

Mr. Amponsah noted that the overall development of a district depends on the amount of revenue it could generate and this task rest on the effectiveness of the Assembly members.

STORY by Emmanuel Yaw Acheampong

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