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Regional News Fri, 29 May 2009

Communities in Kassena-Nankana West District appeal for new district

Bolgatanga, May 29, GNA - Communities living along the eastern corridor of the Kassena-Nankana West District in the Upper East Region have appealed to President John Atta Mills to give them a new constituency and district to enable them develop. The Chief of Mirigu, Naba Roger Atasige, made the appeal in a petition to the President during his visit to the area. He said they were demanding a new district because the area had a problem of constituencies criss-crossing one another. The areas that fall under the Eastern Corridors of the Kasseana-Nankana West District are Mirigu, Nabango, Yua, Kandiga, Serigu, Natognia and Mayoro.

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President Mills assured them that their petition would be looked into and asked them to exercise restraint whilst the Government studied the area's eligibility. He told the people that a population and housing census would be conducted next year and that could facilitate the process as the figures would be needed as one of the requirement for creating a district. Mr Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, thanked the people for channelling their grievances in a matured manner to the President and reiterated the need for them to be patient whilst the due process was followed. 29 May 09

Source: GNA
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