The District Chief Executive of Afigya Kwabre South, Hon. Adu- Poku Christian has accused the Newly Created Suame Municipal Assembly of invading their boundary to collect revenues from the people which doesn’t fall under their jurisdiction based on the Legislative Instrument LI.2333 of the Afigya Kwabre south district.
According to him,the Suame Municipal Assembly is inciting the residents of Kyekyerekyerase Electoral Area in the Afigya Kwabre south District not to pay any revenue to Assembly, because that jurisdiction belong to Suame Municipal Assembly which is causing confusion and flaring up tension in the area as to which assembly to collect the revenue.
He described them as intruders to cause inter- Assembly conflict among themselves against development to the people by the NPP government.
He added they are meeting to resolve the issue amicably in relation to the LI. which gave birth to these two Assemblies.
The Afigya Kwabre south district Assembly (LI.2333 ) ,2017 specify 27 electoral areas including Kyekyerekyerase Electoral area and Suame Municipal Assembly( LI.2295),2017 also specify 9 electoral areas including Kronumkyerease electoral area,”the problem is now in between Kyekyerekyerase electoral area and Kronumkyerease electoral area and yet we haven’t come to any agreement to settle the issue,now those who suppose to pay taxes to us are now enjoying tax free and we are losing revenue too.”
He, therefore, stated that they have petitioned the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon.Simon Osei Mensah to intervene in the issue with final resolution to avoid enemies among themselves.
He made the above statement to the media during the Assembly press briefing.
The Assembly member for the Kyekyerekyerase electoral area, Hon.Michael Adu- Poku also admitted that the entire jurisdiction of the electoral area belong to Afigya Kwabre South district since Suame Municipal Assembly was then Sub- Metropolis.
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Source: tnpnewsonline.com (TNP NEWS)/ Nana Yaz