Assemblies must be held to account for management of resources

Nkukua-Buoho (Ash), Jan. 12, GNA – Ghanaians have been asked to interested in the activities the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies – to hold them to account for the management of financial resources meant to transform their socio-economic situation.

Mr. Christopher Dapaah, Executive Director of Resource Link Foundation, an NGO, said this was important to promote transparency and good governance.

He was speaking at a day’s workshop on social accountability and good governance held at Nkukua-Buoho in the Afigya-Kwabre District.

It was organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Advanced Research with support from the French Embassy in Accra.

In attendance were assembly and unit committee members, civil society organizations and the media.

Mr. Dapaah said there was the need for more information flow between the assemblies and the people to remove suspicion and misunderstanding.

He again spoke of the need for adequate consultations to enable people in the various communities to have input into the budget of the assemblies.

It was by so doing that their felt needs would be tackled, he added.

Mr. Dapaah called on the media to focus on accountability and encourage the population to demand accountability from their elected leaders.


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