The Social Auditing Project was started by the NCCE in 2006 and is aimed at promoting community ownership of developmental projects and policies, increase awareness of the operation of the Local Government, and empowering the citizenry to demand Accountability from duty bearers.
Social Audit offers a stage for public education. It encourages the community members to take up particular challenges their communities are facing, and in oneness, help find solutions to those challenges from within or outside.
Rev. Vincent Adzika, NCCE District Director for Akatsi South, in his address, stated that the misunderstanding of the District Assemble Concept has contributed to underdevelopment in some of our communities, he added that communal spirit displayed by our forbearers when it comes to Community Self-help Projects is disappearing gradually in our time because of over-reliance on the District Assemblies and Central Government for all development projects.
Mr. Michael Tormeti, District Director for CHRAJ, Akatsi South in his speech, said Social Auditing has to do with the community members taking charge of their community development and, for that matter, being Accountable and demanding Accountability is very necessary. Being Accountable and demanding Accountability is civic responsibility.
Mr. Kenneth Kponor, the NCCE Volta Regional Director, encouraged the five-member committee to volunteer to serve in the committee and urge them to be committed, resolute and liaise with all appropriate agencies for the resolution of the listed community challenges which are not limited to the completion of the Rural Electrification Project, Provision of Culvert across the stream that cut access to the community when it rain, Construction of mechanise Borehole, etc.
Hon. Prosper Agbeli, who chaired the programme and also the assembly member of the Avadre Electoral Area, was grateful for the selection of Kpevenu in his electoral area for the project and promised to support the committee for the resolution of the listed challenges in the earliest possible time.