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Local Governance In Ghana Gov’t Creates 38 New Districts

This brings the number of MMDAs in Ghana to 254 from the previous 216.

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The government of Ghana has created 38 new Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) to bring governance closer to the doorstep of citizens.

The Minister of Local Government Hajia Alima Mahama laid the Legislative Instrument (LI) in Parliament on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

The laying of the LI is to back the creation of the new MMDAs.

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This brings the number of MMDAs in Ghana to 254 from the previous 216.

Speaking to the media afterwards Hajia Alima Mahama said some districts have been elevated to municipal status depending on the development level in the area.

“We have some districts that the president has elevated into municipalities and those are not new but just elevation,” Hajia Mahama said.

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“Within the Metropolitan Assemblies some have grown big, so for instance, Ayawaso East has been turned into a municipality, same as Kwadaso and Oforikrom. We have not created any district that will necessitate the creation of constituencies. So we have some constituencies which have been turned into districts."

She added that they have not created any new constituencies since such responsibilities fall under the purview of the Electoral Commission.

“We have created from scratch 38 new districts. We have settled on the capitals. If there are agitations we’ll look at it,” the Minister assured.

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