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President Mills to inaugurate new assemblies in June

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President John Evans Atta Mills, will inaugurate the 46 newly created district and municipal assemblies on June 19, 2012   Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) Minister, has announced.

Those assemblies had already been gazetted and their Legislative Instruments (LIs) published for smooth take off.

The Minister said a GH¢42 million-budget, had also been set aside to provide the needed administrative infrastructure.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo was speaking at a meeting with the National House of Chiefs in Kumasi on Thursday.

This was to update the chiefs on trends and happenings in the local government sector.

The Minister said as part of efforts to improve the human resource base of the assemblies, 30,000 employees of the civil service had been transferred to the local government service.

Frantic effort was being made to recruit personnel with the requisite skills and expertise to fill vacant positions at the district level.

Source: GNA

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