Creation Of Six Additional Regions Was To Fast-Track Development — O.B. Amoah | General News



Osei Bonsu Amoah, Minister of State-Designate, Ministry of Native Authorities, Decentralisation and Rural Improvement, says the creation of six extra areas in 2018 was to fast-track growth.

He mentioned the Authorities determined so as to add the six new areas to the unique 10 to deepen democracy, to quick monitor their growth and produce governance to the doorstep of the folks.

OB Amoah, who can be the outgoing Deputy Minister of Native Authorities, Decentralization and Rural Improvement, mentioned this on Tuesday when he appeared earlier than the Appointment Dedication of Parliament to be vetted.

Henry Quartey, a Member of the Appointment Dedication of Parliament and the New Patriotic Get together (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso Central, requested the Minister-Designate whether or not the Regional Coordinating Councils of the six newly created areas had places of work.

OB Amoah, in his response, famous that within the earlier administration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, they used to have the Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Improvement with Dan Botwe as Minister.

He mentioned below the second time period of President Akufo-Addo the Ministry had been absorbed into the Ministry of Native, Decentralization and Rural Improvement with Dan Botwe because the Minister.

“You could possibly see that loads has been executed, the statistics confirmed that certainly, for the six areas, they’ve develop into very lucky, lucky within the sense that the form of drive that the Minister led in getting these areas created, which certainly, is phenomenal, it’s historical past,” Mr Amoah mentioned.

He mentioned a lot had gone into the creation of the six new areas, stating that as of the final rely about 50 tasks, which that they had earmarked, about 33 of them had been accomplished and the remaining had been at varied phases of completion.

He cited the Regional Coordinating Council Workplace constructing within the Western North Area as an ultramodern edifice.

He mentioned the regional officers of the varied businesses of the Authorities had been posted to all of the six newly created areas

He mentioned loads had been executed in three Areas, which had been carved out of the previous Northern Area; saying “and I believe if we proceed and have extra assets, much more might be executed.”

Bearing on the function of District Chief Executives, Amoah mentioned the very first thing they should know was to know what the legislation says.

“That is what the legislation says you are able to do, these are your powers below the legislation, in case you are not in a position to execute your mandate, it means you aren’t doing all your work properly.”

He mentioned relating to the unauthorized citing of buildings, the legislation mandates Chief Executives to present discover, ask offenders to replace, to even ask for modification and to serve discover after which to go forward and if potential demolish the buildings.

“Even for public areas, you don’t must undergo all these, for public areas you simply go forward and demolish as a result of that construction isn’t required to be at that place.”

He mentioned this was as a result of the land in query didn’t belong to the offender and subsequently, he couldn’t web site the construction there.

The Minister-Designate lauded Quartey, who can be the Larger Accra Regional Minister, for championing the efforts to do away with unlawful buildings throughout the Larger Accra Metropolitan Space.

Supply: GNA



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