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24.02.2009 Politics

Let us respect each other – DCD

By GNA

Mr Daniel Nkrumah, the District Co-ordinating Director for Adansi North in the Ashanti Region, has asked assembly members to give due respect to the leadership of the assembly to ensure accelerated development.

He gave the advice during the swearing-in of 16 government appointees to the assembly at Fomena on Monday.

They were sworn-in by Mr Isaac Kwame Amoah, the District Magistrate.

Mr Nkrumah called on the appointees to be fair and firm in executing their duties and must be bold in their decisions without any discrimination.

He said assemblies play significant roles in enhancing local development as well as complementing the efforts of the central government in the performance of its duties.

The Director further emphasized that the core objectives of establishing the district assemblies was to bring government to the door steps of the people and subsequently provide accelerated development to the rural folks.

Mr Nkrumah stressed the need for assembly members to keep the public abreast with the activities of the assembly to give true meaning to the assemblies' concept.

He, however, explained that the assembly's ability to carry out its administrative functions effectively depended on the internally generated funds and that it was important for assembly members to contribute meaningfully to revenue mobilization.

Two members of the assembly, Mr Kenneth Boakye Acheampong and Madam Barbara Boafo, were later elected to represent the assembly in the election of a member of the Council of State at the regional level.

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