Mr Felix Chaahaah, Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Director has lauded the country’s decentralisation concept as a way of enhancing the effective development of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
He explained that the concept would empower the people to determine the execution of priority development projects without being directed by the central government.
The Regional Co-ordinating Director urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District
Co-ordinating Directors to be proactive and dynamic, in order to adopt pragmatic innovations that would lead to the successful implementation of the concept.
Mr Chaahaah was addressing more than 50 heads of department and staff of Nkoranza South Municipal, Nkoranza North and Kintampo South District Assemblies at a day’s durbar on the Revised Organogram and Administrative instructions on Reporting lines in the Assemblies at Nkoranza.
The durbar, which was organised by the Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) and the Regional Coordinating Council, offered the participants the opportunity to share ideas and deliberate on the decentralisation concept.
Mr Evans Kanfrah, Regional Economic Planning Officer, said under the Legislative Instrument of 1965 of the LGSS some departments had ceased to exist under the decentralisation concept.
He mentioned some of the departments as the Department of Town and Country Planning, Department of Co-operatives, Controller and Accountant General’s Department, Ghana Library Board, National Youth Organising Commission and the Registry of Births and Deaths.
Mr Kanfrah said some of the established Departments included Physical Planning Department, Department of Trade and Industry, Finance Department, Department of Education Youth and Sports, Disaster Prevention and Management, National Resources Conservation Department, Game and Wildlife Division and Health Department.
He called on the participants to educate their members on their roles and responsibilities under the concept in order to contribute towards its successful implementation.
Mr Yaw Brobbey, Member of the Local Government Secretariat Council, described the decentralisation concept as a “fast track” decision-making-process that would enhance the accelerated development of the Assemblies without further directives from the central government as it used to be in the past.