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Members of Parliament (MP), District Chief Executives (DCE’s) and Assembly members have been urged to explain Government policies to the members of their communities.
Mr Bibariwiah Mike Fuoh, Upper East Deputy Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), made the call during a durbar attended by chiefs, assembly and unit committee members and other public officials at Widana in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region.
The durbar, sponsored by Action Aid International Ghana (AAIG} was aimed at increasing citizens civic knowledge and skills that would enable them to demand quality and relevant service delivery from public officials.
He said there was the need for those in authority to visit their communities to know their problems in order to find the appropriate solutions and to also explain government policies to them.
Mr Fuoh noted that such a move by the authorities would also give members the opportunity to also participate in the decision making process of the country.
"Everybody has the right to participate in the decision making process of the country as stipulated in the constitution", he indicated.
He said the communities also have a responsibility to play as citizens of Ghana and urged them to support politicians to help bring development projects to their areas by honouring their tax obligation.
Mr Fuor said the only way development could be accelerated in their communities was through the payment of taxes.
He said the NCCE would soon constitute a nine-member committee, made up of members of the community to identify three priority areas to be forwarded to the Assembly for consideration and implementation.