GHC3.9m for creation of new regions - Dan Botwe

General News of Saturday, 16 December 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comGHC3.9m for creation of new regions - Dan BotweMinister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Kwaku BotweThe Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Kwaku Botwe, on Thursday told parliament that an amount of GH¢3,888,970 had been budgeted for the ministry toward the creation of at least four new regions out of the Western, Volta, Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions in 2018. He said in 2017, GH¢1 million was given to the ministry for its sensitization workshops as well as goods and services, out of which GH¢773,250 had been dispensedThe minister made this known when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, asked him in the house how much in total would cost the nation to create the intended new regions. Mr Dan Botwe indicated that out of the GH¢3.9 million budgeted for next year, GH¢2.5 million is meant for goods and services, GH¢1 million would be used for capital expenditure while GH¢350,000 would be used on compensation for employees. “The ministry’s major activities to be implemented under goods and services include conduct of stakeholders’ sensitization workshop, conduct of socio-economic surveys and to facilitate the conduct of information, education and communication programmes in collaboration with Information Services Department (ISD) and National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE),” the minister said. According to Mr Botwe, pursuant to Constitutional Instrument (C.I 105), the work of the Commission of Inquiry set up by the President Akufo-Addo would include consultative meetings and workshops, public hearings and other engagements.


December 16, 2017 07:18 UTC