As NPP Kicks Against Creation of New Districts O.B. AMOAH HAILS PREZ MILLS
7/4/2012 10:11:16 PM -
Hon. O.B. Amoah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapem South in the Eastern Region has commended President John Evans Atta Mills for giving his constituency yet another district capital at Aburi.
The NPP MP who could not hide his joy over the new district in his constituency urged the people to rally support behind the new administration to ensure Akuapem District benefit from its share of the national cake.
Mr. O.B. Amoah pledged to work closely with the administration of the newly created district and tasked the executives to bring more development to the area.
Speaking at the inauguration of the District at Aburi in the Eastern Region, Mr. O.B. Amoah could not explain to the people why element within his party, the NPP was against the creation of the new districts by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The largest opposition party, the NPP, over the weeks was reported in sections of the media to be against the creation of the new District Assemblies across the country with some of them challenging the matter in courts.
According to some of the reports, the NPP is accusing the ruling NDC of trying to manipulate the upcoming general elections, hence the creation of the Districts.
The NPP government, during President John Kufuor created districts as required by the constitution in 2003 and 2008 without any opposition from then opposition NDC.
Even though, the largest opposition party, NPP with their so-called legal brains knew very well that the constitution gave the president the powers to create new district as and when necessary, went ahead to launched series of attack on president Mills and the NDC administration for carrying out its mandated constitutional duties.
The Aburimanhene Nana Otumbour Gyan Kwesi who chaired the occasion also lauded president Mills and the NDC government for a good work done adding; 'president Mills is God sent'.
Whiles committing the occasion to the Lord's prayers, the Aburimanhene prayed for long life for president Mills and asked the people to do same.
The Aburi paramount chief, who together with his sub-chiefs recognized how significant and what the new district will bring, indicated that this marks the important step by NDC and President Mills to uplifting the living standards of the people.
The MCE for Nsawam, Mr. Amoako Dompreh also pledged his unflinching support to the new District Assembly.
By: Iddrissu Abubakari Jara