Unit Committees to mobilize people for development

Tema, Jan. 25, GNA – Unit Committee members have been asked to mobilize local people for the implementation of self-help and development projects and monitor them to fruition.

Mr Issac Ashai Odamtten, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, who charged the Unit Committee members, also asked them to educate the people on their rights, privileges, obligations and responsibilities as well as ensure the limitation of nuisance.

‘You play a pivotal role in our decision making process at the District Assembly level therefore your role in the local governance process cannot be over emphasized.’

Mr Issac Ashai Odamtten, who was inaugurating Councilors and Unit Committee members of the Tema East Sub-Metro, in Tema Newtown, said the ‘Unit Committee is to assist the Assembly to bring good governance to the doorstep of the people.

‘As a strong local structure of governance, the Committee should be a central point for the discussion of any local problem. It is therefore imperative to note that the success of any sub metropolitan council depends on the performance of its unit committees.’

He charged members of the Council to serve the people in humility, adding, ‘You have been nominated or elected to serve the people and not to lord it over them. Do not use your position to engage in acts that will impugn on the integrity of the Assembly’.

GNA


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