Assemblies asked to use interventions to enhance livelihoods

 Assemblies have been asked to use the government’s policies, programmes and social interventions to enhance the livelihoods of their respective communities for the residents to enhance maximum benefits.

“Assemblies must be committed, dedicated, determined and resolved to use the government’s policies, programmes and interventions to improve living standards of our people within the communities to ensure harnessing to their benefit and ameliorate their plight,” Ernest Mallet, the District Chief Executive for South Dayi in the Volta Region stressed.

“We in South Dayi District Assembly are dedicated, determined, committed and resolved to improving on the living standards of the people in the district and will ensure full harnessing of government’s policies, programmes and interventions to their benefit
by providing basic infrastructure facilities, services and creating avenues for economic activities to thrive to help eradicate poverty,” he stated.

Mr Mallet was speaking at the District Assembly’s Meet-The-Press series at Kpeve, an initiative by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information to encourage metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to interact with the media to account for their stewardship.

The forum also formed part of the government’s agenda to promote openness, transparency, accountability, probity, participation of the citizenry and interest groups.

“Assemblies must be prepared to implement an annual Popular Participation Plan that seeks to involve interest groups and the citizenry in the MMDAs in the planning, monitoring, evaluation and review of growth and development.

“The assembly has also developed a website as part of its quest to disseminate information and receive feedback from the various stakeholders and the citizenry to enable it perform its mandate effectively and efficiently, the Client Service Unit has also been strengthened to provide ready information to stakeholders and the citizenry in anticipation of the operationalisation of the Right to Information Act,” Mr Mallet assured.

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