Denkyembour District Assembly Holds Spatial Planning Committee Meeting

Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 23rd March 2023

On 23rd March 2023, the Spatial Planning Committee of the Denkyembour District Assembly held a meeting at the District’s Conference Hall for the consideration and approval of development applications that were received within the month. Approval or disapproval of development application which forms part of the mandate of the committee was the main agenda of the meeting.

The District Chief Executive; Honourable Seth Birikorang Ofosu, the Chairman for the committee opened by the meeting by expressing his gratitude to all members for making time to attend the meeting. He then mentioned that the committee is an important committee to the assembly because they oversee the approval of development plans that in turn raise revenue for the assembly. He therefore urged the committee to try as much as possible to meet every month as stipulated by the law.

The committee then moved to the main agenda of the day which was approval of development plans within the district for the month. In all, the committee received 3 applications that were spread across the length and breadth of the district. After deliberations and discussions of the plans, members approved 2 applications and deferred 1 application for further investigations about the land on which the development would be made.

The District Physical Planner; Mr Afram Manfred Kwaku, also mentioned that the department had received 2489 pieces of digital address plates under the Vice President Special Initiative towards Property Addressing and Digitization System. He added that the Physical Planning Department would play a supervisory role in the installation of these metal plates throughout the district.

The District Chief Executive, in other business, congratulated the works sub-committee for embarking on a task force exercise which generated a lot of revenue. He then urged them to continue with the exercise periodically. He also advised them to give out their work plan to management so that some form of motivation could be given to the members of the taskforce. He then expressed his gratitude to all members for taking time to attend the meeting.