Information flow among people, govt hallmark of good governance — Adza

BY: Tim Dzamboe
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Information
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Information

The Volta Regional Director of the Information Services Department, Mr Stephen Adza, has said information flow among the people and government is a hall mark of good governance.

He said it was also pertinent for knowledge to be shared on the use of state finances and other resources for sustainable development.

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At the Agotime-Ziope district assembly town hall meeting at Agotime-Kpetoe, Mr Adza said, sharing information on government social intervention programmes such as Planting for Food and Jobs, free senior high school, anti galamsey operations, Zongo Development Fund, One district, One factory were very vital for good governance to prevail.

That, he said, was because the various social programmes were all designed to create more employment for the youth and lift the poverty burden on parents.

Addressing the town hall meeting to brief them on government policies and take feedback from the people, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agotime–Ziope District in the Volta Region, Mr David Dickson Dzorkpe, said the assembly was also working with all stakeholders to ensure sustainable development of the district.


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He stated that since the government was an all-inclusive one, the assembly would work with all forces of production in the district whether in government or opposition for development.

He also commended heads of department and assembly members for working together as a team to foster development.

Mr Dzorkpe advised them to contact their assembly members to enable them to access facilities made available for the grading of roads adding that there had been considerable improvement in water supply and school infrastructure for certain basic schools.

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He announced that there were plans to construct an Islamic school in the district and also to increase the number of beneficiaries under the School Feeding Programme.

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The Member of Parliament(MP) for Agotime-Ziope constituency, Mr Charles Agbeve, said education was vital for human development since it would make a person survive in the highly competitive job market.

He, therefore, announced that he had sponsored a few students to tertiary institutions with his MP’s share of the common fund and that he had entered into a collaboration with a non-governmental organisation known as Pencils of Promise (PoP) to construct classroom blocks in some selected communities in the constituency.

The Akatsi North District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Prince Sodoke, who was a guest at the forum, advised the people to rally behind their leaders to enable them to steer affairs and foster rapid development in the area.

The presiding member for the area , Mr Dodzi Nutor, said town hall meetings were guided by a local government act in accordance with the principles of good governance and that it would afford the people to speak about their problems for redress.