Regional News of 2014-02-07

Local Government Minster to tour Central Region

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, is set to embark on a three-day working visit to selected Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region from Monday February 10.

The MMDAs to be visited include; Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, Gomoa West District, Ekumfi District and Mfantseman Municipality.

A statement to the Ghana News Agency signed by Mr. Vincent K. Adzato-Ntem, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry revealed that the purpose of the visit is to familiarize with the various activities going on in the MMDAs.

The overall objective of the working visit however, is to have first-hand information on what pertains on the ground at the local level and to furnish them with policy decisions for the benefit of the people.

According to the statement, the tour is meant to interact with Assembly Members, staff of the Assemblies, the chiefs and people in the selected areas.

The Minister and his team said that, they find it relevant to involve them in developmental issues and thus expect to engage members of the Regional Co-ordinating Councils and non-state actors in planning the way forward for the region’s development.

The Minister's working tour which forms part of a national exercise therefore will eventually be replicated in all regions in the country.