Mr Frederick Oduro, a Lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies has encouraged all regional Coordinating Councils to take a cue from the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council (ERCC) by publicly publishing performance reports of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in their regions.
This would inform citizens as to the activities of the assemblies and help the assemblies to be able to make up for their performance, he said.
Speaking to Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng, host of Freedom Radio’s ‘Yen Man’ show on the 2020 MDA’s performance report issued by the ERCC, he said most at times after concluding such reports it does not come to the public domain for citizens to know the performances of their respective assemblies.
He commended the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council for taking the initiative to make the report on the 33 MDA’s across the region public.
Explaining the inability of some MMDA’s not being able to generate enough IGF, he said it was attributed to so many factors, indicating that some of the assemblies don’t have adequate economic generating resources.
While other assemblies do not have buildings that can pay the required property rate for the assembly to generate the desired IGF.
Mr Oduro said a thorough check needed to be done on the released performance report on the MDA’s to be able to ascertain where most of the assemblies fell short and the gaps created before individuals can be blamed for the poor performance of the assembly.
He was optimistic that new faces will show up in the appointment of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives across the country, indicating that their performances and areas where the NPP lost the parliamentary seat in the 2020 general election will inform such decisions going into making the appointment.
Story by Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com