Monday 29th August, 2016
Emelia B. Addae
Akim Oda (E/R), Aug. 29, GNA – The people of
Akim Oda and its environs have been educated on the “Participatory Planning
Cycle (PPC)” of the district assemblies, a platform created to enlighten
non-partisan groups on their civic roles in the local governance system.
The programme is under the Social Public
Expenditure and Financial Accountability (SPEFA) financed by the government and
the SNV Netherlands to reach out to the people in the rural areas and is aimed
at helping them appreciate the challenges of local governance to eschew apathy.
Mr George Agyeman Badu, the Assistant
Development Planning Officer at the Birim Central Municipal Assembly also the
SPEFA Desk Officer took the participants through interactive and functional participation,
and information sharing.
He said the people needed to play active roles
in the PPC, to ensure effectiveness in the assemblies’ service delivery.
Mr Frank Odei Anim, a member of the Eastern
Regional Media Network on Social Accountability urged the public to avoid
conflict of interest and to ensure equitable representation at the PPC.
Mr Kofi Adjei-Amparbeng, the Programmes
Director for 4-H Ghana, a non-governmental organization and also a facilitator
of SPEFA projects said the assemblies ought to liaise with the public to
enhance the development of Birim Central Municipality.
Later in an interaction with the Ghana News
Agency, the participants called for whipping up of interest in the activities
of the district assemblies to strengthen the country’s governance and the