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Domaa East Assembly Approves Bye Laws To Develop The District

Aug 13, 2018 | Linda Osei-Fobi (ISD)
Stakeholders at assembly meeting discussing bye laws for the district.
Stakeholders at assembly meeting discussing bye laws for the district.

Dormaa East District Assembly, has held its Second Ordinary General Assembly Meeting with focus on the discussion and approval of the Assembly’s Bye Laws.

In accordance with Article 240 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, which mandates MMDAs to plan, initiate, coordinate, manage and execute polices in respect of all matters affecting people living within an area, the assembly has developed bye laws to address activities mitigating the development of the District.

The Bye Laws cover issues which challenges the development of minors and the vulnerable, unauthorized siting of structures, chainsaw operation, galamsey, operating bars, entertainment and game joints, the sale of alcohol, drugs (especially indiscriminately herbal products), loitering, stray animals, noise making, lorry stations, selling alongside roads, and many others which are in the interest of the district. The content also contains penalties of defaulters or those who contravenes the laws.

The bye laws went through several stages of rigorous scrutiny before the final inputs were made for its approval by members of the assembly at the meeting held at the Wamfie Presbyterian church on Thursday.

Present at the meeting whose submissions complimented that of the Assembly Members to cover all the loopholes were the chiefs from all three divisions of the district, the Member of Parliament, DISEC, and departmental heads among others.

One thing that took center stage of the event was children under 18 years and the use or handling of cigarettes, drugs or spirits. The bye laws stipulates that any minor found with any of the prior mentioned items would be culpable and well as the seller, sender, and the parents or guardian of the child. This took some time due to leadership urge to deal with deviance, school dropout, drug abuse among children of the district in order to secure their future.

In his open remarks, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Emmanuel Kofi Agyeman, who lauded assembly members, especially executive committees and other stakeholders for work done on a suitable enacted bye laws for the district, said laws haves always been an integral part of man’s life since creation and public laws especially are meant to regulate behavior and ensure peace and security for sustainable growth. He promised the assembly would ensure proper education in order not to incriminate anyone when gazetted for use.

Prior to the main agenda of the day an eleven (11) member education oversight committee was inaugurated to see to the promotion of education standards in the district. Certificates of honour were also awarded to twenty five (25) service persons who dedicated extra time voluntarily in diverse ways to serve the district in the just ended national service term.

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