Cabinet Discusses New Assemblies

Collins Ntim in a photograph with some people during the inspection tour in Kumasi

Cabinet will discuss the inauguration of five newly created municipal assemblies, which have been carved out from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in the Ashanti Region on Thursday.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Collins Ntim, who toured the five newly created municipal assemblies in Kumasi on Monday.

The newly created assemblies in Kumasi include Asokwa, Suame, Tafo, Kwadaso and Oforikrom, the minister announced, adding that government has decided to create the new municipalities to expedite growth.

Mr Collins Ntim was in the city to assess the readiness of the five municipalities, especially in the areas of office and residential accommodation for the MCE and key officials of the assembly.

Addressing the media after the visit, the deputy minister stated that he was highly impressed with what he had witnessed, stressing that indeed the five areas are ready to operate.

According to him, the Akufo-Addo administration is in a hurry to lead the country into affluence, stating that the creation of the new municipalities and districts in the country is to help boost national development.

Mr Ntim said plans were underway to inaugurate the 38 newly created municipal and district assemblies across the country next month, adding “that I am impressed with what I have seen in Kumasi on Monday.

“I will inform my sector minister about how the five newly created municipalities in Kumasi are ready to start business and she will in turn take it to cabinet on Thursday for further discussions in line with their inauguration.”

Mr Ntim stated that government has decided to create the new districts and municipalities with the sole objective of creating wealth, enhancing national growth and deepening democracy in the country.

He sternly cautioned assembly members in the newly created districts to work harmoniously with traditional leaders in their areas.


From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi