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Government to inaugurate six new districts today

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Oppong Nkrumah

Government will today Tuesday, February 19, 2019, simultaneously inaugurate six newly created Municipal and District assemblies in the country.

The six are the Korle-Klottey Assembly with the capital to be Osu, the Ablekuma Central with the capital Laterbiokorshie, Ayawaso Central Assembly with Kokomlele as its capital.

The rest are Achiase Assembly with Achiase as its Capital, Anloga Assembly with Anloga as its capital and the North East Gonja Assembly with Kpalibe as its capital.”

At a press briefing on Sunday, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said, “a number of ministers of state have been designated to conduct the inaugural ceremonies on behalf of his Excellency the president.”

“It is the expectation of government that this will further deepen decentralization and development in these districts,” he added.

The Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly, Ablekuma Central Assembly and Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly have been carved out from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

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The North-East Gonja District Assembly is being carved out of the East Gonja Municipal Assembly in the Northern Region.

The Achiase District Assembly is being carved out from the Birim South District Assembly in the Eastern Region, and Anloga District Assembly is being carved from the Keta Municipal Assembly.

There are currently 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the creation of the five MMDAs will bring the number to 260.

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In November 2018, the government presented nine Legislative Instruments to Parliament seeking to create five new districts in the country

In 2017, a Bill was passed to allow the creation of 38 new districts, which the Local Government Ministry hoped would help bring development closer to the people.

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