Show keen interest in district assembly elections : National House of Chiefs urges Ghanaians

BY: Daily Graphic
Prof. John S. Nabila — President, National House of Chiefs

The National House of Chiefs has urged Ghanaians to take a keen interest in the 2015 district assembly elections and avoid voter apathy.

In an end-of-year message issued by the House and signed by its acting Registrar, Mr A. K. Essien, the House said, “If the district assemblies (the base of our political governance) are weak, there is the likelihood that local governance will not be deeply noted for effective development.”

The statement expressed appreciation to chiefs in the country for embracing the National Sanitation Day, the third edition of which is scheduled for today, has been dedicated to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll.

It urged chiefs to continue to lead their people to ensure environmental cleanliness which could ultimately reduce the incidence of communicable diseases.

“We also express our appreciation to chiefs in the country for their support during the year under review, and also pray that in 2015, chieftaincy conflicts will be minimised,” the statement said.

The House, in the statement, expressed the hope that with unity of purpose and hard work, the country would overcome its challenges. 

“We, therefore, urge all Ghanaians to unite and pray so that 2015 will usher our dear country into a period of prosperity and progress,” the statement said.