The chiefs and people of the Amansie West and South districts have appealed to the Government to resource the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to discharge its constitutional duties effectively.
“The NCCE’s crucial role to educate and empower citizens, especially those in rural communities, on their civic rights and responsibilities, cannot be overemphasized,” Nana Kofi Marfo II, Chief of Nkontin in the Amansie South District, said.
He said the empowerment of citizens elicited impactful contribution to democratic governance and economic growth, both at the local and national levels.
Nana Marfo said this on behalf of the chiefs and community members at separate community fora, organized by the Amansie West District Directorate of the NCCE, at Manso-Mpatasie and Manso-Nkontin in the Ashanti Region.
It formed part of the social auditing and educational engagement by the Commission as part of the Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme.
Nana Marfo expressed concern about the deplorable nature of road networks as well as poor school and health infrastructure in the communities.
Mr Bernard Sraku Mintah, the District Director of the NCCE, said the Commission was mandated to help create a civilized society where individuals could actively participate and contribute to national development.
He urged community members to show keen interest in development projects in their communities to ensure transparency and accountability.
Mr Mintah said corruption was a huge burden on national development and it was important that citizens were empowered to serve as watchdogs on duty bearers.