Shama district ready for municipal status – MCE

The Shama District is ready for a municipal status with all relevant consultations done and documentation forwarded to the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development for action.

The district now has a population of more than 95,000 with major industries operating, making it eligible for a municipal status with an upgrading to derive the needed central government assistance and support to spur progress, growth and development.

It is focused, poised and determined to meet all the necessary requirements in terms of population, facilities, and human resources for consideration to achieving that status.

Ebenezer Dadzie, the District Chief Executive for Shama, expressed gratitude to the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, for the assistance and support in realising the growth and development vision of the district.

He noted that the vision statement of the Assembly is to become the preferred gateway to the Western region with enhanced economic opportunities within a good governance system.

“We have commenced the processes, the Regional Coordinating Council is also key, making sure that we get the municipal status because it will help us to change our financial status as a district and attract investment to bring socioeconomic development so we are keen in ensuring that we achieve that.

The Shama District Assembly was created by a Legislation Instrument (LI1882) in December 2007, with a mission and vision to improve the living standards of the people through quality socioeconomic services and became one of the 14 administrative districts in the Western Region, promoting and executing growth and development in its jurisdiction.

The district was carved out of the Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly with the Shama Town as its administrative capital, it has 27 members with six sub-district structures (area councils) with a total land area of 193.7km representing about one per cent of the entire region with the major economic activities include agriculture, energy, and transportation.

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