Greater Accra Minister warns ‘lazy’ MMDAs

Nii Laryea Afotey AgboNII Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has said that he will not countenance any lackadaisical attitude that contributes to non-performance of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region.

“It should be noted that after scarce resources have been invested in the capacity building programmes, no Assembly should have any excuse for non-performance in service delivery,” he said.

Addressing a two-day workshop for vetting of 2015 Capacity Building Plans of MMDAs in the Greater Accra, the Regional Minister said that he would exert his authority for the Human Resource and the Regional Planning and Co-ordinating units of the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) to continuously monitor the implementation of the plans for positive impact.

The programme, the first of its kind to be organised in the region and funded by the European Union, (EU), was to reinforce the desire of the RCC to exercise its mandate through effective co-ordination and facilitation of processes leading to the development of a workable blueprint for capacity building initiatives of the Assemblies.

Participants comprising Coordinating Directors, Planning, Budget and Human Resource (HR) officers, were from the Ga East Municipal, Ashaiman Municipal, Kpone Katamanso District, Ada West District, Ga South Municipal, Tema Metropolitan, Ningo Prampram District, Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal and La Nkwantanang Municipal Assemblies.

Others are, Accra Metropolitan, Ada East District, La Dadekotopon Municipal, Adentan Municipal, Ga West Municipal, Shai Osudoku District and Ga Central Municipal Assemblies.

The establishment of the capacity building component of the District Development Facility is to support the improvement of staff capacity through training for them (staff) to effectively perform their statutory mandate.

Nii Afotey-Agbo urged the MMDAs to provide funds from the District Development Facility (DDF) and other sources for the implementation of the plans and further encouraged the participants to use the requisite skills and knowledge acquired profitably.

By Castro Zangina-Tong

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