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Constitutional Instrument on creation of new regions amended

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has effected an amendment to the Commission of Inquiry into the Creation of New Regions Instrument, 2017 (C.I. 105).

The amendment became necessary following the inability of the commission to present its report on April 30, 2018 as stated under C.I. 105.

Commission of Inquiry into the Creation of New Regions (Amendment) Instrument, 2018, signed by President Akufo-Addo stated:

“In exercise of the power conferred on the President under article 5 of the Constitution, this Instrument is made this 30th day of April, 2018.

“Paragraph 9 of C.I. 105 amended

“The Commission of Inquiry into the Creation of New Regions Instrument, 2017 (C.I. 105) is amended by the substitution for paragraph 9 of

“Submission of report 9.

“The Commission shall submit its report, with its findings and recommendations, to the President, by the 30th of June. 2018.”

The notification of gazette is dated May 4, 2018.

Commission of Enquiry headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, Justice S. A. Brobbey was inaugurated by President Akufo-Addo in October 2017 to go round the country to collate views from the public for proposed four new regions.

The country currently has 10 regions with the Greater Accra being the capital.

The Commission of Inquiry toured the Volta, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Western regions and ended within a public hearing in the Greater Accra region in early April where it gathered the necessary information for the landmark exercise.

The terms of reference given the Commission include:

(a) Inquire, pursuant to the petitions, into the need and substantial demand for the creation of new regions.

(b) To make recommendations to the President based on its findings, on the creation of a region or alteration of regional boundaries and

(c) To specify the issues to be determined by referendum and the places where the referendum should be held, where it makes recommendations for the creation of new regions.

After the Commission’s work, part of the Northern Region is expected to be a new region, as well as the northern part of the Western Region, splitting of the Brong Ahafo Region, and Oti Region to be carved out of the Volta Region.

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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