GET IN TOUCH
 
 
 
 
 

Full list of new districts, elevated ones

File photo

Government on Thursday November 16, 2017,  laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country.

The LI, which will mature in the next 21 sitting days, seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status.

Speaking to journalists after presenting the LI, the Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, said the move is to deepen Ghana’s democratic processes as well as the decentralization system.

“We’ve decided that we need to deepen our democratic process and decentralization system. There are some districts that have grown. We started district assemblies in 1988, the population of some of the district assemblies have even doubled. And the essence of our local government system is to ensure that all persons in the district participate in the governance system and feel part of the governance system. So we’ve decided to increase the number of districts, the districts that are big, divide them into other districts,” she added.

She however clarified that the new districts will not necessarily warrant the creation of new constituencies.

“For instance, you have Savelugu municipal assembly which includes Savelugu constituency and Nantong constituency. So that you have Nantong at its district, and Savelugu will remain a municipality. But in doing that, we have to come with an LI for Savelugu because you are changing its boundaries and an LI for Nantong, so that’s why the LIs look many,” she added.

Below is the full list:

REGION DISTRICTS [NEW] MUNICIPAL [CARVED FROM OTHER ASSEMBLIES] ELEVATED TO MUNICIPAL STATUS
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASHANTI REGION

Ahafo Ano South West District Oforikrom Asante Akim South
Ahafo Ano South East District Kwadaso Ahafo Ano North
Amansie South District Old Tafo Kwabre East
Amansie West District Asokwa
Atwima Nwabiagya North District Juaben
Adansi South District Ejisu
Akrofruom District Atwima Nwabiagya
Adansi North District Suame
Adansi Asokwa District
Obuasi East District
Afigya Kwabre South District
Afigya Kwabre North District
 

 

BRONG AHAFO

Pru West District Berekum East Atebubu Amantin
Pru East District Tano North
Berekum West District Tano South
Jaman South
 

 

CENTRAL

Assin North District Assin Fosu
Gomoa Central District
Gomoa East District
Asene Manso District
 

 

 

EASTERN

Okere District New Juaben South Kwaebibirem
Atiwa West District New Juaben North
Atiwa East District Birim Central
Fanteakwa South District Abuakwa South
Fanteakwa North District Abuakwa North
Akwapim North
 

 

 

NORTHERN

Nanton District Savelugu Sagnerigu
Bunkpurugu District Nanumba North
Yunyoo District East Mamprusi
West Mamprusi
East Gonja
Gushiegu
 

 

UPPER EAST

Bolga East District Bolgatanga
Garu District
Tempane District
 

 

UPPER WEST

Jirapa
Lawra
  Sissala East
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

WESTERN

  Effia Kwesimintsim Bibiani-Anhiawso-Bekwai
  Jomoro
  Prestea-Huni Valley
  Aowin
  Wassa Amenfi West
  Wassa Amenfi East
  Ahanta West
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREATER ACCRA

  Okaikwei

Ablekuma North

Kpone Katamanso
  Ablekuma West
  Ayawaso East
  Ayawaso North
  Ayawaso West
  Ga West
  Ga North
  Weija
  Ga South
  Tema West
  Krowor
   Ledzokuku
 
 
 
 

 

VOLTA REGION

  Krachi East
  Ketu North
  Nkwanta South

 

By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*