All thirty-eight new districts will commence work by Thursday, March 15, the Head of Local Government Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has said this is to enhance the decentralization agenda of the government. He told Citi News work will commence after the completion of staff allocation on Wednesday. Parliament in 2017, passed a bill to allow the creation of the new districts. The Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, stressed that it will bring development closer to the people.
Dr. Ato Arthur said he is confident of the contribution of the new districts to national development.
“The indication is that, we inaugurate 15 th of this month, that is on Thursday. That is why from
the office of the Head of Local Government Service, the staff who will be working in these places, have to be in place by 14 th of March, that is Wednesday, so that by 15 th when they are being inaugurated, the staff will be there already and they will be shown to the community or the people that these are the staff who will be starting the new municipalities,” he told Citi News.
See the full list of new districts below: