Minister Charged Assembly Members To Justify Their Mandates

A Deputy Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Mr. Kwasi Boateng Adjei has charged Assembly members and government appointees to be diligent in discharged of their duties to justify the purpose for which the electorate and government voted and appointed them to power.

Mr. Adjei Boateng who is also the Member of Parliament for New Juaben was speaking at the swearing in ceremony of newly inaugurated Assembly members at an inaugural ceremony to usher-in the Achiase District Assembly in the Eastern region.

The Achiase District Assembly is one of the six newly created Municipal and District Assemblies created by President Akufo-Addo in November, 2019.
Mr. Boateng Adjei advised the new Assembly Members to devise strategies in collaboration with management of the newly created district to generate adequate revenue to complement the efforts of the central government.

He use the occasion urged the Assembly Members to put premium on sanitation and waste management activities to rid the towns and cities within their jurisdiction of filth and the health related challenges associated with sanitation.

The Minister further cautioned the members to desist from using their offices to gain contracts or undue favour from the district Assemblies.

He, however, encouraged them to build a healthy relationships with their electorates by consulting them on relevant issues pertaining to their well-being and collate their views and opinions for presentation to the general house.

This he noted would strengthen the democratization and decentralization process at the grassroots level.

On his part, the Member of Parliament for Achiase constituency, Mr. Robert Kwasi Amoah observed that, the creation of the district demonstrates government’s commitment to bring good governance.

STORY by Emmanuel Yaw Acheampong, ISD

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