Denkyembour District Assembly Holds 6th Spatial Planning Committee Meeting for 2023

Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 3rd July 2023

On 3rd July 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 8 applications that were spread across the length and breadth of the district. After deliberations and discussions of the plans, members approved all 8 applications.

In other discussions, the District Physical Planning Officer; Mr Manfred Afram informed the house about some other activities the Department had embarked on within the 2nd quarter of the year. He mentioned that the department had embarked on some sensitization programs to educate the people within the district on the need to obtain building permits and permits for all temporal structures. The department held a forum for all religious leaders to educate them on how to acquire permit and the maxims of land acquisition and urged them to further educate their congregants on the said topic. The department had also designed posters on acquisition of permit and pasted them at vantage points within the district.

The District Chief Executive in his closing remarks expressed his gratitude to all members for making it through the meeting and urged members to look out for buildings within their various.