The Deputy Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Collins Augustine Ntim has charged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the country to deem it important to intensify the rolling out of town hall meetings for residents to help improve local governance.
He stated this at Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District of Ahafo Region when he had a meeting with the managers of the assembly and chiefs to ascertain what they have done and doing to improve the lives of residents of which he explained that it’s time MMDCEs take local governance to the doorsteps of residents by holding town hall meetings at communities where duty bearers will give presentations on health, education, agric among others to enable residents to understand and appreciate the work of the managers of the assembly.
According to him, the town hall meetings will give opportunities to residents which include chiefs, clergy, youth and the rest to ask relevant questions for clarity on issues, make commendations which will give the managers of the assembly an informed decision to help improve local governance.
The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development indicated that the staging of town hall meetings will help establish ultimate rapport between the District Assembly and residents so MMDCEs must deem it relevant.
On the measures put in place by the Asutifi North District Assembly to be highly commended by the Deputy minister, Asutifi North DCE, Anthony Mensah told all about cordial relationship among workers irrespective of positions.
According to the DCE, he constantly supports the technocrats to perform their duties without an interference so it will be good for his colleagues MMDCEs to build cordial relationship with technocrats andd chiefs to perform as expected for residents.
Ahafo Kenyasi No1 Apesemakahene, Nana Yeboah Asuama on behalf of Asutifi North Chiefs commended the Deputy Local Government Minister for showing true leaders by engaging them to have first hand information and also straighten them on their shortfalls .
Report filed by Joe Pawa