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29.08.2004 Regional News

Wa West District Assembly inaugurated

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Wechiaw (UW), Aug. 29, GNA - The Chiefs and people of the newly created Wa West District were on Friday advised not to create room for conflicts by portraying ethnic, religious, political or sectional sentiments when it comes to the choice of political office holders in the district.

Mr. Godfred Bayon Tangu, Wa Municipal Chief Executive who gave the advice, said the appointment of District Chief Executives was the prerogative of the President, while the assembly members elected Presiding Members.

The Municipal chief Executive made these remarks at the inauguration of the Wa West District Assembly at Wechiaw, also told them not to yield to any form of temptation to brand anybody as a stranger in the district since such an attitude could send out wrong signals and dissuade people outside the region from accepting posting to the area.

The President's inaugural address was read on his behalf by Dr. Abdul-Majeed Haroun, Deputy Minister of Mines at a well-patronised durbar, organised by the chiefs and people.

Mr. Tangu said the creation of the new district was a manifestation of the good and visionary leadership of the Kufuor administration, respect for democracy and good governance and a commitment to deepen the roots of the decentralisation process.

On development projects, he said the new district had had its fair share including the rehabilitation of the two palaces of the paramount chiefs of Wechiaw and Dorimon at a total cost of 250 million cedis to promote local authority in the two traditional areas.

The Municipal Assembly would allocate 100 million cedis as seed money for the new assembly and also provide office equipment, a computer and accessories for its take-off, he added.

Naa Danyagri Walamani, on behalf of chiefs and people of the district assured the government of their cooperation to enable the new district function smoothly.

He appealed to the government to give the rehabilitation of roads in the area a top priority and also connect Wechiaw and Dorimon to the national electricity grid. 29 Aug. 04