Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has urged elected and appointed assembly members to remain non-partisan and be pro development.
He said as representatives of their electoral areas, assembly members ought to work diligently and be devoid of political colourisation to improve on the general living conditions of the people.
The regional minister made the call in an interview with the GNA on the sidelines of an orientation workshop for newly elected and appointed members of eight out of 16 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) in the Eastern enclave of the region on Friday in Tema.
The assembly members, drawn from Kpong-Katamanso, Shai Osudoku, Ningo Prampram, Ledzokuku Krowor, Ashaiman, Ada East and West and Tema were trained on participatory and accountability in assembly management, conflict management, district assembly project and contract management, resource mobilisation and contemporary issues in local governance among others.
Mr Afotey Agbo indicated that assembly members are at the heart of the decentralisation system of the country and said “they are critical in the drive to deepen the democratic credentials of the country in promoting effective and efficient local government administration and participatory democracy at the local level”.