Include locals in decision making – Collins Dauda

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD), has counselled District Assemblies to create systems that would facilitate information flow of their performances to the citizenry to enable them make useful inputs to influence decision-making.

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Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Water Resources, Works an Housing
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Water Resources, Works an Housing

He said the top-down and bottom up information flow is what is needed to

bridge the accountability gap, aid transparency and build trust whiles

creating opportunities for citizens to take part in decisions affecting

their own development.

Alhaji Collins Dauda
Alhaji Collins Dauda
The Minister was inaugurating a 54 newly-elected Assembly members

of the Atwima-Mponua District Assembly at Nyinahin.

Alhaji Dauda underscored the need for the Assembly to step up their

revenue generation efforts not only to fund development projects but to

meet recurrent expenditure and stop the over reliance of the district

Assembly Common Fund (DACF) and other government grants.

He asked the Assembly to do more to solve sanitation challenges in

the area and said protecting the health of the people is of prime

concern to the government.

Alhaji Issaka Kombat, the incumbent presiding member was re-elected.

Source : GNA/newsghana.com.gh

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