The Member of Parliament for Kwadaso, Dr Samiu Kwadwo Nuamah has confirmed his petition to the Minister of Local Government requesting that the status of the Kwadaso Sub-Metro be upgraded to that of a Municipal level.
In a letter dated 14th July, 2017 and copied to the Local Government Minister, the MP referred to ACT 2012 section 1(4) (A) (II) which stipulated that a municipality is created when the population of a community is Ninety-five Thousand(95,000).
He posited that as per the 2010 population census, the Kwadaso sub-metro is about Two hundred and ten thousand(210,000).
To this, he opined in the letter that the sub-metro has overly exceeded the population threshold required for the creation of a municipality.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper at the just ended Ashanti Regional Delegates Conference in Kumasi, Dr Nuamah said the upgrade of the community is long overdue.
According to him, as the Member of Parliament for the constituency it is important that he writes to make an urgent appeal for the Kwadaso sub-metro to be made a municipality.
This, he noted is a genuine call since the sub-metro possesses every quality to be upgraded to the status befitting it and as stated in the local government ACT.
Dr Nuamah stressed the creation of the municipality will ensure fairness and equitable distribution of wealth and resources to the residents.
He added the creation will also enhance the capacities of the local government authorities to plan, initiate, coordinate, manage, and execute policies in respect of all matters affecting the people within the area as enshrined in the country’s constitution 240(2).
Speaking on behalf of the Assemblymen for Tanoso, Ohwimase, Nsia Asare, Kwadaso- North, Nzima and others, Mr George Owusu Ansah, Apatrapa Assemblyman reiterated the desire of the people to see the upgrade of the sub-metro.
According to him, the community deserved to have adequate resources to undertake infrastructural development.
Currently, he stated the Sub-metro drew its common fund from that of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and this was inadequate to attend to the needs of the people.
The upgrade, he mentioned is therefore needful to ensure the Assembly get enough resources to undertake the work needed in the area especially the lack of accessible roads, basic amenities and educational infrastructure.