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Assembly Members advised to focus on conditions that will facilitate their work

Mr Frederick Oduro (PhD), Local Government Expert, a Lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has urged Assembly members to speak on conditions of service that will facilitate their work, rather than pushing for the creation of a common fund tagged as Electoral Area Development Fund.

 

Mr Frederick Oduro (PhD), Local Government Expert, a Lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has urged Assembly members to speak on conditions of service that will facilitate their work, rather than pushing for the creation of a common fund tagged as Electoral Area Development Fund.

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Assembly members are proposing for the government to set aside 5% from the District Assembly Common Fund to initiate developmental projects in the various electoral areas, however, he believes that this form of proposal is unconstitutional and undermines the existence of the Local governance structure.

‘’There are none of such things that must be encouraged, what we will do is to gather support them to be able to execute their main duties better as Assembly members’’ he indicated.

Mr Oduro advised in an interview on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng.

Mentioning some duties of the Assembly members, he said they are supposed to facilitate development in their electoral areas and as well support the assemblies in its developmental drive.

He said Assembly members should be given support to aid them in their duties, however, it is not money to be given to them to undertake developmental projects.

He explained that, due to the nature of the Assembly work, he was strongly in support of any form of support to facilitate the work of assembly members, however ‘’ I strongly kick against the idea of some Assembly members proposing for the creation of a fund for assembly members’’.

He told the Assembly members to demand monthly fuel for their motorbikes to monitor and supervise projects in their electoral area, which is within their mandate because the common fund they are demanding is against the law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com

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