Elevate Gomoa East to municipality - DCE

BY: Gilbert Mawuli Agbey
Mr Solomon Darko Quarm  — DCE for Gomoa East
Mr Solomon Darko Quarm — DCE for Gomoa East

The District Chief Executive for Gomoa East, Mr Solomon Darko Quarm, has called on the government to elevate the district to a municipality status.

According to him, per the assembly’s data, the district had a population of more than 300,000 people, which obviously qualified the district to be elevated to a municipal status.

“I, therefore, wish to call on the people to actively participate in the ongoing census to enable the district to have an accurate data that will pave the way for the district to be elevated to a municipal status,” he said.

Meeting

Mr Quarm made this call during the second ordinary meeting of the second session of the second assembly of the Gomoa East District Assembly at Gomoa Potsin last Tuesday.

“Although we are appealing that the district be elevated to a municipality, the area is even a metropolitan area in disguise” he said and, therefore, entreated the people to avail themselves to be counted to pave the way for the district to be elevated to a municipal status.

The Gomoa East District was among the 38 districts that were created by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and inaugurated in 2018.

Census

Mr Quarm admonished the people to take the ongoing census seriously and provide the needed information to the enumerators to enable the district to gather accurate and reliable data for development planning purposes.

For his part, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Desmond Degraft-Paitoo, called on the assembly members to be united at all times to enable them to attract the desired development into the district.

“I entreat you to be united as first assembly members of the new district in order to champion the growth and development of the area so as to serve as a lasting legacy for the district,” he stressed.

He reiterated the need for the people to participate in the census exercise so that data gathered would serve as a trump card for the district to be raised to a municipal status, adding that “if the district is elevated to a municipal status, it will enable the assembly to undertake critical projects for the benefit of the people.”