Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has stated that the creation of more district assemblies would accelerate socio-economic development.
He therefore appealed to all personnel posted to serve in the new assemblies to work diligently and with passion to bring positive transformation to the lives of the people.
He was speaking at the opening session of the Ninth Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Local Government Workers Union of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Kumasi.
The two-day meeting was attended by more than 500 delegates from across the country.
It was in the theme: ‘Working in partnership with Local Government Service for improved service delivery’.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo stressed the government’s determination to strengthen and deepen the decentralisation policy to enhance good governance and enrich the nation’s democracy adding it is on account of this that 9,000 motorcycles have been distributed to assembly members nationwide.
He said there were also plans to provide some assemblies with 200 vehicles and 50 computers to improve their operation.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo assured members of the Union of maximum support and cooperation in the discharge of their duties.
The General Secretary of the TUC, Mr Kofi Asamoah, said there was the need to make sure that the local government system was insulated from partisan politics.
“This will allow workers to perform their duties professionally and more effectively,” he stressed.