The government has laid a Legislative Instrument (LI) in Parliament for the creation of five new district and municipal assemblies.
A Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Augustine Collins Ntim, laid the LI in Parliament Wednesday morning.
The proposed district and municipal assemblies are Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly and Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly which have been carved out from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in the Greater Accra Region, and North-East Gonja District Assembly created from the East Gonja Municipal Assembly in the Northern Region.
The rest are Achiase District Assembly carved out from the Birim South District Assembly in the Eastern Region, and Anloga District Assembly created from the Keta Municipal Assembly.
There are currently 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the creation of the five MMDAs will bring the number to 259.