President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that government plans to create new Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country.
According to him, government has received a number of requests from the citizenry to that effect but fell short of how soon the implementation will be.
President Mahama revealed this in response to a request made by the chief of Agona Nyakrom during the inauguration of the Abodoman Senior High School in the Central Region.
“There are many request for the establishment of new districts it is not peculiar to Agona alone, all over the country I have received request for creation of new districts,” he said.
President Maham explained that though “principal constitutional mandate for creating new districts rest with the Electoral Commission” it has to work closely with recommendations from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
“I want to assure that districts will be created but in a comprehensive manner. They are not to be created individually on singly. We would look at what the population numbers are in the various districts and those that qualify to be created as new districts will be given new districts and I assure you that when this process takes place, Agona Nyakrom is not going to be left out, I can assure you Nana,” Mahama added.
President Mahama is currently in the Central Region on a five-day campaign tour aimed at convincing the people in the region to support his second term bid in office.