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Politicians must collaborate fordevelopment — Ekwow Gyan

BY: Samuel K. Obour

Members of Parliament and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) have been called upon to collaborate on bringing development projects to their areas.

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mr Alfred Ekwow Gyan,  explained that it was not out of  place for MPs to carry 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 Co-ordinating Council (WRCC) for the MMDCEs, co-ordinating 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 their constituents.

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

The Western Regional Minister,  Mr Ebenezer Teye Addo charged the MMDCEs to focus on executing  the government’s programmes for the nation.

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

Source: GNA