February 24, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare has defended the decision by the Adentan Municipal Assembly to re-zone the suburb of Adenta.

The re-zoning exercise of the Adenta municipality which forms part of the new districts created in the year 2007 and inaugurated in 2008 will mean an increase in property rates.

The announcement of re-zoning and subsequent elevation of Adenta to a first class residential status was met with stiff opposition from the residents who were surprised at the move.

They contended that the constituency has seen little development and as such, did not deserve to be re-zoned, a situation they claimed would culminate in higher property tax rates.

However speaking on Joy FM Thursday morning, the Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare stated that he was all for the re-zoning exercise.

According to him, communities within Adenta such as Adjiringanor and Trassacco estates had been demarcated into different economic groups and as such, there was the need to charge commensurate rates.

‘’ How can you have people residing in Adjiringanor and Trassacco estates paying property rates between GHc35 to GHc 80 cedis, obviously they should be made to pay the right rates’’ he said.

Hon. Kojo Adu Asare noted that the re-zoning exercise was an avenue for the Adenta Municipal Assembly to generate enough revenue to ensure development of the Assembly and urged the residents to cooperate.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh