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Politicians must collaborate for development — Ekwow Gyan

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Mr Alfred Ekwow Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, has called on Members of Parliament and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) to collaborate on bringing development projects to their areas.

He said the system was not against MPs carrying out projects in their constituencies, but it should be done in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.

Mr Gyan said this at a day’s meeting held by the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) for the MMDCEs, coordinating directors and presiding members to deliberate on the progress of development projects in the region.

The issue came up when some chief executives complained about the difficulties they encountered when MPs attempted to undertake projects promised to their constituents.

Mr Anthony Bassaw, District Chief Executive for Mpohor, said the assembly was compelled to use internally generated funds to complete a school project which was being funded by Getfund as it had been abandoned by the contractor for quite a long time.

Mr Ebenezer Teye Addo, the Western Regional Minister, charged the MMDCEs to focus on executing governmental agenda programmes planned for the nation.

Mr Addo said some of government’s priority projects included job creation, clean environment, local government development, street naming/property marking and the deepening of decentralisation.