Statement: Dr Sakara clarifies further on district assemblies
The Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Dr Abu Sakara, clarifies further his comments to GBC on district assemblies.
It may be recalled that in an interview with GBC’s Bubu Klinogo, that district assemblies have long lost the focus for which they were created and that there is no reason adding new ones. Dr Sakara said further that his administration will consider reviewing downwards, the number of the assemblies to make for a more effective administration.
In an interview to the media he clarified that creating more district assemblies does not address the problem of decentralisation for development since scarce resources become even smaller, rendering the assemblies ineffective.
He also said that even at the national level the country has not overcome its challenges in terms of weak systems, accountable and transparent governance, coupled with capacity issues, and thus cascading the problems down to more and more districts compounds the country’s problems.
The CPP Presidential Candidate said further that a CPP government under his Leadership will review the position and seek to create less and more effective cluster of districts. This he said will also mean electing DCE’s in line the CPP’s manifesto plans.
Nii Armah Akomfrah CPP’s Director of Communication