As Ghanaians go to polls to elect new Assembly and Unit Committee members tomorrow, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has observed, wi
As Ghanaians go to polls to elect new Assembly and Unit Committee members tomorrow, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has observed, with concern, the extremely low level of public interest in the elections.
The National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, in a statement dated December 18, expressed concerns about the low participation in previous district-level elections.
“This exercise is an integral part of our governance processes, and indeed forms the fulcrum of Ghana’s local and decentralization governance.”
“… Almost all Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies have been put into a state of financial distress by the failed Akufo-Addo/Bawumia NPP government.
“The current financial state of the majority of MMDAs today is a reflection of the state of mismanagement that our economy and country as a whole has witnessed under the current government.”
“Due to the obnoxious and anti-development Capping and Realignment policy of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) which is used by MMDAs to undertake various developmental projects, is being diverted for other purposes.”.