Local governance key to development — Debrah

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional MinisterEffective local governance is a key ingredient for national development,   the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Julius Debrah, has said.

"Governance is about satisfying the needs of the people. This makes local government highly influential since it is basically practised at the grass-roots level”.

Mr Debrah said this when he paid his maiden visit to the Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly.

The visit coincided with the second ordinary general assembly meeting of the first session of the assembly.

He urged people in local governance to "stand firm and take decisions that would have long term benefits for the people".

Mr Debrah said the government would assist the assembly in the area of revenue, and urged the assembly to partner private sector organisations to promote socio-economic progress instead of relying on  only the government.

The minister urged assembly members to remain united since anarchy retarded progress.

The District Chief Executive of the assembly  Alhaji Eesa Antiaye, urged staff of the assembly to "work hard and improve upon the lives of citizens within our jurisdiction".

"Let us continue to forge and foster unity in moving and shaping the district for the benefit of all," he said.

—  GNA