Oct 14, 2011 at 4:34pm
Government announces new districts
Government has announced names and capitals of Forty two newly created districts across the country.
The exercise is in conformity with Sub-section Two Clause One of the Local Government Act which enjoins the President to create new districts in line with population growth.
At a news conference in Accra yesterday, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said government will place before Parliament for consideration, the appropriate Legislative Instruments to give legal backing to the proposed districts.
Under the new arrangement, nine municipalities have been created with Ashanti Region alone having two.
These are the upgrading of the Ejura-Sekyedumase District to a Municipality, while Asokore Mampong Municipality has been carved out of the Kumasi Metropolis.
The new districts in Ashanti include Sekyere Afram Plains North, with Drobonso as the capital.
The district has been carved out from Sekyere Afram Plains which is now Sekyere Afram Plains South, with Kumawu as the capital.
The Asante Akyem North municipality with Konongo as the capital now has Agogo District, with Asante Akyem Agogo as the new capital.
Ofosu Ampofo mentioned the other municipality as Nkoranza in Brong Ahafo, Yilo Krobo in Eastern, Nalerigu Nanton and Kasena Nankana in Northern, Sefwi Wiawso in Western, Aflao in Volta and Kasoa in the Central Regions.
Here is the breakdown of the new political administration in all the ten regions.
Greater Accra has five, Eastern, five, Brong Ahafo, four, Volta, seven and Central Region, two.
The others are Ashanti, four, Upper East, three, Upper West, two, Western, four and Northern region, seven.
Ofosu Ampofo noted that to enable the new districts to take off successfully, government has already allocated an amount of about 40 million Ghana cedis for disbursement to the new administration, with plans to provide them with some important logistical and material resources.
Meanwhile, government has already distributed four thousand 486 of the total of six thousand procured motor bikes to Assembly members nationwide.