President Akufo-Addo has inaugurated a nine-member Commission of Enquiry to oversee the coalitions of views and suggestions for the creation of four new regions as promised by his government.
The President who inaugurated the Commission of Enquiry at the Flagstaff House on Thursday, October 19, said the quest to create a new region is purely demand driven for which he has received petitions from the Western Region, Northern Region, Brong Ahafo Region and Volta Region for its creation.
He said acting in accordance with Constitutional Instrument 105, he is expected to inaugurate a Commission of Enquiry which will help the process of creating the new regions based on their findings.
Members of the Commission includes Justice S.A. Brobbey as chairman, Dr Grace Bediako, former Government Statistician; Maulvi Mohammed Bin-Salih, AMEER, Missionary in-charge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana; Prof. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, former Vice-Chancellor, KNUST; and Ms Gladys Gillian Naadu Tetteh, a local government expert.
The rest are: Mr Robert Ajene, retired Director of Education; Dr David Wellington Essaw, Senior Research Fellow, University of Cape Coast; Prof. George Owusu, Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, (ISSER)/Director, Centre for Urban Management Studies, University of Ghana; and Ms Josephine Hughes, legal practitioner.
He further called on the NCCE and stakeholders to play a part in the coalition of the views of the people in the creation of the new regions, adding that the success of the project largely depends on their work.
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