The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA), Mr Kwadwo Yeboah has paid a working visit to the Ashanti Regional Office of the Authority.
This was when he and the heads of other agencies of the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development accompanied the sector minister on a working visit to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council.
The CEO interacted with the staff of the regional office of the Authority and the Physical Planners from the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region whom he sought for first-hand information on the state of spatial planning in the Ashanti Region.
The meeting was also to deepen the relationship between the Authority and the Physical Planning Departments of the MMDAs.
He informed the regional staff that the Authority had been moved from the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and re-aligned with the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development (MLGDRD) to enhance functional efficiency.
He emphasized that the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, Act 925 and the Land Use and Spatial Planning Regulations, L.I. 2384 were the primary legal frameworks that guided spatial and land use planning in the country.
He therefore tasked the heads of Physical Planning Departments of the MMDAs to make presentations on the state of spatial planning activities regarding plan preparation, permitting, Technical and Spatial Planning Committee meetings and public participation among others at their meetings for public understanding.