Dissolution of Assembly will not affect projects – Gunu

Ho, March 23, GNA – Mr James Gunu, the Akatsi North District Chief Executive, has said the Assembly remained focused on its development agenda regardless of the dissolution of the last Assembly.

He said decisions taken by the last Assembly remained implementable and the pace of development in the District would not relapse.

Mr Gunu told the GNA in an interview that the most critical decisions had been referred to management and decentralized departments, which continued to be in existence and said, ‘we are in control. Nothing can stop our development plan.’

He said the area was fast opening up for commercial activities and efforts were in place to make the District the first stop tourist destination in the Volta Region.

Mr Gunu said the Assembly was in talks with some investors and hopeful tourism potentials of the District would soon be developed, with focus on domestic tourism.

He said young people in the District were also being introduced to agribusiness.

Mr Gunu described members of the last Assembly as purposeful and commended them for giving a solid foundation to the newly created Assembly.

He said innovations such as ‘Assembly’s Public Account’ sitting, ‘Peoples’ Assembly/Forum,’ and the placement of suggestion boxes at vantage points endeared the Assembly to many, making it very popular.

Mr Gunu promised to guide the Assembly to achieve all targets and goals set by the last Assembly.

All Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country were dissolved on March 14, 2015 in accordance with Article 246 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, which states that, ‘Elections to the District Assemblies shall be held every four years except that such elections and elections to Parliament shall be held at least six months apart.’


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