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Govt to give new districts seed money

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Deputy Minister designate for Local Government and Rural Development. Mr Mohammed Ahmed Baba Jamal, has said the Government will soon fulfil its promise of resourcing each of the newly created districts with a seed money of one million Ghana cedis.  Speaking at the first ordinary meeting of Denkyembuor District Assembly at Akwatia, Mr Baba Jamal said the amount was included in the 2013 national budget.

The Deputy Minister designate, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akwatia, said the seed money would enable the new assemblies to operate smoothly.

“Though young, the Denkyembuor district has the potential to grow rapidly and, I, therefore, call on all to utilise that potential.”

Mr Baba Jamal advised the assembly members to  strive for the development of the district and not to allow partisan politics to hamper their initiatives and that his doors were widely opened  to the people irrespective of their political party affiliation..

“During the General Election, I was a parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) but now that I am an MP, I am for all the people of Akwatia and I am going to work in the interest of all,” he pledged.

He promised to use part of the MPs Common Fund to help develop all communities and asked the people to forget about the acrimony that arose during the previous elections.