Role Conflict Between District Assemblies and Tema Development Company Limited

The monitoring team of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA) met with the Chief Executive and the Core Management of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly on the 20th June, 2023 to deliberate on the conflict between the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly and the Tema Development Company Limited. The meeting was to provide advice on the issues to the Honourable Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, for further action.

It is informative to mention that the Authority is mandated by the Section 3(c) of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act-925) to enhance the attainment of Ghana’s decentralisation programme and in particular, create an enabling environment for District Assemblies to better perform the Spatial planning and human settlements management functions. In adon, the section A (e) of the Act 925 mandates the Authority to ensure efficiency in the development control functions at the District Assemblies.

The Authority is also required to monitor the performance of the District Assemblies’ execution of the Act and to provide the necessary guidance and assistance to ensure that the objectives of the Act are achieved. Additionally, the Authority is to ensure that the development control regulations are enforced appropriately.

This exercise is to foster a good relationship amongst the stakeholders; LUSPA, TMA and ASHMA. To ensure the success of this exercise, regular communication should be established.

 Finally, all feedback should be taken into consideration to ensure the best possible outcome. Therefore, it is essential that the stakeholders remain mindful of their responsibility to nurture and foster a strong bond among themselves to ensure the success of this exercise.