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28-Jun-2012  
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Local Government Minister Samuel Ofosu Ampofo
 
 
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Government has inaugurated some newly created 46 districts and in all 10 regions across the country.

They range from at least three to as many as seven in certain regions.

Some communities in the newly created districts have raised qualms about the location of capitals for the new districts and threatened boycotting the ceremony.

Some of these communities include Binduri in the Upper East, Juapong in the Volta region, Bassa in the Brong Ahafo region and Ningo in the Greater Accra region.

But the Chiefs and People of Bassa in the Brong Ahafo region and Ningo in the Greater Accra region are protesting the location of capitals for the new districts.

Spokesperson for the Ningo Youth Association, Michael Doku says they will not cooperate with officials appointed because the right thing has not been done.

“Everybody wants development but development does not mean that the right thing should not be done” he said.

Spokesperson for the people of Bassa, Samuel Antwi also told XYZ News that they will boycott the inauguration because they have been disrespected by the government.

“The government sent the district to Kajebi without saying anything to us. So the Paramount Chief and the youth have told all the villages not to go the Kajebi market today”.

But Local Government Minister Samuel Ofosu Ampofo says government is working to bring all the disgruntled communities onboard.

“Some deep thinking has gone into the creation of districts and as for districts creation and district capital contest; this is not the first time. You will always have two or three communities vying for the capital but at the end of the day it only falls on one.

“We have managed to talk to some disgruntled people who thought that their communities should have been given the district capital”.

Meanwhile, pressure group the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has accused government of violating the constitutional requirements for the creation of the districts.
 
 
 
Source: Radioxyzonline
 
 

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