MMDAs urged to look at developmental agenda in by-partisan manner

Housing_PopulationMr Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has called on Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to look at their developmental agenda in a by-partisan manner.

This, he said, would help the country as well as the Municipal and District Assemblies to develop at a faster rate for future generations.

Mr Debrah made the call during a working visit to the Ga West and Ga East Municipal Assemblies as part of his tour to MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region.

The tour was also to introduce himself to the assemblies as the new Regional Minister and to discuss possible ways of bringing development to the MMDA’s and the region as a whole.

He said service delivery was very important to the development of every institution and that assembly members must create a positive impression in the minds of their clients.

“The negative impression held by the public about public officials must be changed since times are changing. Make it a point to let the numerous people who come to you for services go back with lots of smiles on their faces”.

Mr Debrah said in order for the assemblies to succeed in the execution of their decentralization policy to bring development to the door steps of the ordinary people, teamwork was very important.

“We cannot achieve significant success if team work does not exist among us. We have to drop all petty and minor disagreements amongst us since such attributes retards progress of work,” he said.

He commended both assemblies for the hard work so far and encouraged them not to relent in their efforts but explore other opportunities and engage the private sector for investment opportunities that would create employment for the people.

He appealed to the presiding officers to thread consciously as far as the awarding of contracts was concerned in order not to over-burden the very little funds provided to the assembly by the government.

Mr John Kwao Sackey, Municipal Chief Executive for Ga East, said the assembly had explored various ways to enhance its development but they would appeal to government to establish at least one senior high school in the municipality to promote effective development.

Source: GNA

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