Newly Created Achiase District Inaugurated

The newly created Achiase District Assembly has been inaugurated at Achiase, the district capital.

It was created with LI 2370 and carved out of the Birim South District as one of the six newly created Municipal and District Assemblies in the country.

Government in November, 2018, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (L.I) for the creation of these new districts to help decentralized governance and help extend development to other parts of the country.

It was also among other things to 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.

Inaugurating the district on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, the Eastern regional Minister, 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 the area.

He added that, the administration is currently offering a new approach to drive the agenda for growth and prosperity for the benefit of all citizens asserting that, the agenda could only be achieved if governance trickle down to the people.

Mr. Kwakye Darfour, who is also the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, was of the view that, this agenda would also ensure effective and efficient decentralization through grassroots participation and improve service delivery at the local communities.

According to him, the Assemblies are the local areas for the government’s rural and urban development agenda through its provision of better opportunities for poverty reduction and enhancement of quality life.

STORY by Emmanuel Yaw Acheampong, ISD

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