NCCE educates electorate on roles of MPs, DCEs

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

He, however, said with the support of the MPs’ share of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund and other funding, an MP might intervene directly in solving some of the developmental problems in his constituency.

Mr Latsu, who is a former assembly member for the Keyime Electoral Area in the Agotime-Ziope District, said governance at the grass-roots level would be meaningless if the technocrats at the district assemblies failed to involve assembly members, unit committee members and other stakeholders in the planning of development projects earmarked for their communities, since decentralisation was about participatory governance at the base level.

An assistant civic education officer of the commission, Mr Abass Yussif, who spoke on the roles of DCEs, said DCEs were responsible for the day-to-day performance of the executive and administrative functions of the assemblies, adding that a DCE was responsible for the supervision of the departments of the assembly.

For his part, the Akyode chief of Keri, Nana Kwaosi Boafo II, commended the management and staff of the NCCE for their commitment to duty and appealed to the  government to extend electricity to the community.

Similar educational programmes had been held for the people of Nyambong Junction, Pawa, Kpeve, Ahondwo and Salifu.