Danish delegation call on Greater Accra Regional Minister

Mr Morton Damm Krogh, International Secretary, Danish Social Democratic Party, on Monday called on Ghana’s Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey in Accra.

Mr Krogh is leading a two-member delegation on a visit to Ghana to identify areas of cooperation and to learn more about the country’s experience and seek expertise in parties in governance.

He said the team was in the country on an exploration tour mission in terms of identifying areas of operations and also to have the opportunity to discuss government systems at the regional levels.

Mr Krogh Said Ghana and Denmark had maintained a cordial relationship, and it was important to cherish the already existing fruitful relationship.

He noted that decentralization was one of the major problems of the Danish Government, and it was trying to find the best way to cooperate with other countries to build capacity in order to have a strong force to be able to practice the system effectively.

Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, said the Greater Accra Region had ten districts which operated directly under the Regional Minister, but sometimes had autonomous powers to operate.

Nii Ashietey said democratization of power, where people had the right to decide on their leaders, planning, budgeting and resources mobilization for the districts were also practiced in the country.

He noted that one major problem facing the Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies was environmental management, which government was putting in measures to solve.

Nii Ashietey said government had worked hard so far to fulfill its campaign promise in order not to lose the trust of the people.

“The Government of Ghana in order to build capacity in the country has continued with the implementation of some social interventions and structures from the past government such as the National Youth Employment Programme, National Health Insurance Scheme, School Feeding Programme and many more to help people live better lives”, he said.

He indicated that both countries needed to build capacity by organizing exchange programmes in order to learn more on governance from each other.

Source: GNA

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