Local governance key to development-Minister

Politics of Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Source: GNA

Mr Julius Debrah Minister Eastern

Mr. Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister on Tuesday said effective local governance was a key ingredient for national development.

“Governance is about satisfying the needs of the people. This makes local government highly influential since it is basically practised at the grass-root level.

Mr. Debrah said this when he paid his maiden visit to the Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly.

The visit coincided with the second ordinary general assembly meeting of the first session of the assembly.

He urged people in local governance to “stand firm and take decisions that would have long term benefits for the people”.

Mr. Debrah said the government would assist the assembly in the area of revenue, and urged the assembly to partner with private sector organisations to promote socio-economic progress instead of relying only on government.

The Minister urged assembly members to remain united since anarchy retards progress.

Alhaji Eesa Antiaye, District Chief Executive of the Assembly, urged staff of the assembly to “work hard and improve upon the lives of citizens within our jurisdiction”.

He said, “let us continue to forge and foster unity in moving and shaping the district for the benefit of all.”