Greater Accra Regional Minister takes office

The Former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ishmael Ashitey on the 12th of March, handed over the Region’s administration to the newly sworn-in Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey in Accra.
Hon. Ashitey highlighted various programmes and initiatives being undertaken in the region and also spoke about his achievements and the challenges his administration faced. He urged the directors and staff at the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) to support his successor in his work. Hon. Ashitey also encouraged the new minister to have confidence in the staff at the regional administration office, who he described as hardworking. Hon. Quartey thanked the President for reposing confidence in him and also expressed gratitude to the former minister for his support.He urged Hon. Ashitey to put his knowledge and expertise at the disposal of the new administration so that the objective of developing the region further could be achieved swiftly.  
The regional minister pledged to continue with the good works of his predecessor and urged the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to cooperate with him to develop the region. He advised the MMDAs to continue with their struggle against the COVID-19 disease, adding that he would meet with them soon to develop a plan to fight the disease together. He expressed concern over the reduction of teaching time for Ga in basic schools in the Greater Accra Region and said he would lobby the Ministry of Education to increase instruction time for the language in the schools. Hon. Quartey appealed to traditional leaders in the region to desist from multiple sale of lands in order to bring the issue of land guards to the barest minimum.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Adentan Municipal Assembly, Mr. Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah, who spoke on behalf of the MMDAs in the region, welcomed the new regional minister and promised to cooperate with him.

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