Ghanaians asked to demand accountability from District Assemblies
ccThe National Coordinator of Progressive Excellence Youth Organisation, a non- governmental organisation (NGO) Mr Wilfred Sarsah has called on Ghanaians not to hesitate to demand social accountability from the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
He said the huge chunk of the tax payer’s money giving to them by the Central Government and other grants must be accounted for to the ordinary citizens.
Mr Sarsah made this known at the Town Hall meeting for traders, assembly members, heads of department, artisans, civic organisations and others in Agona West Municipality at Agona Swedru, in the Central Region .
The meeting was organised by the NGO under the auspices of Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability.
It was sponsored by World Bank and SNV of Netherlands.
The theme for the meeting was: “Knowledge, Wisdom and Money. ”
Mr Sarsah said the meeting would serve as platform for the citizens to apply the knowledge they have learnt to demand their social accountability right from MMDAS operations.
The NGO has selected 120 volunteers in Agona West for the exercise.
He advised political parties to remain focus without bias to enhance the development agenda.
Mr Sarsah exhorted MMDCEs, community members, opinion leaders, and other stakeholders to focus on developmental[programmes and not allow partisan politics to divide them, which is a recipe for trouble.
Nana Peter Antwi Boasiako, Municipal Coordinating Director thanked the NGO for organising the town hall meeting to create opportunity for citizens to express their views.
He said Agona the Assembly has put in place measures to ensure that towns and villages get their fair share of the national cake.