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23.06.2006 General News

Government has been asked to strengthen local governance.

By JFM
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Government has been asked to strengthen Ghana's local government system to entrench democracy in the country.

According to an associate professor at the department of political science, University of Ghana, Wisdom Tettey the decentralized system of governance is the key to stable democracy.

Professor Tettey made the call at a round table discussion organised by the Centre for Democratic Development in Accra. He said the central government must allow people at the grass roots to govern their own affairs without the interference of the central government.

Professor Tettey explained that if the district assemblies are allowed to make their own policies according to issues pertaining to the particular district it will solve most of their problems and also reduce the pressure on the central government. He was of the view that democracy can improve at the central level only when local government system has been effective.

The round table discussion was to provide a platform to review the principles and ideals of liberalism with respect to politics, economy and society.

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