Tano South District Assembly Commissioned First Phase Of Street Naming Exercise

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The Tano South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has

commissioned the first phase of Street Naming and Property Addressing

on Friday 26th September, 2014 at Bechem, the district capital.

In March, 2013, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic,

instructed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives

to name all streets and number all properties in their respective

jurisdiction under the Street Naming and Property Addressing System

policy. The system is designed to assign official names for streets

and numbers for all property throughout the country.

This is to make it easy to locate parcels of land or properties in

space to ultimately facilitate navigation. The two main parts of the

policy focus Street Naming and Property Addressing. In the case of

Street Naming, the policy seeks to define the requirements for

assigning street names and providing signage for them. With regards to

property addressing, the policy spells out the requirements for the

numbering of properties (i.e. houses and buildings) in relation to

streets in different development patterns.

Based on this policy directions and guidelines, the Tano-South

District Assembly is the first to commissioned the first phase of the

exercise out of the 22 assemblies in the region.

The ceremony was attended by Traditional leaders, Religious

leaders/groups, Students, the Media and Members of the community.

Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba, District Chief Executive of Tano South,

addressing the ceremony said, the importance of Street Naming and

Property Numbering policy cannot be over emphasized. "I am happy to

announce that, the first phase of Street Naming and Property

Addressing exercise for Bechem, the District Capital has been

completed where fifty (50) Streets have been addressed."

He said the Street Naming and Property Addressing System is a

continous exercise and as a result, the next phase of the programme

will commence immediately after the commissioning of the first phase

where Streets in other communities within the District would be named.

According to him, over 1,500 houses have been numbered.

Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba stated that, the policy is aimed at ensuring

harmonization, consistency, efficiency and standardization of street

addressing system in the various Metropolitan, Municipal, District

Assemblies, Departments and Agencies.

Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto II, Oman Hene of Bechem said, the naming of

Streets is very important and he's happy Bechem is the first community

to commission the project before the 18 months dead-line by the


He entreated all members of the community to give rightful information

to authorities when things are not in order, and charged them to

support the assembly in all other developmental projects in the


By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku (KOK)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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