The Eastern Regional Economic Planning Officer, Mr Jonathan Awuah has called on members of district assemblies to advocate the creation of the substructures of the assembly for full and effective participation of the people at the grassroots.
He also urged them to work effectively with the unit committees to monitor contractors, draw community action plans and use it to advocate development instead of relying solely on the District Assembly.
Mr Awuah was speaking at a workshop for Assembly Members of the Birim Central Municipal Assembly of the Eastern Region at Akim Oda.
The workshop was on capacity building on the district assembly concept and local governance operations to help champion and promote the operations of the district assemblies.
Mr Awuah urged the participants to keep abreast with the legal instrument of the assembly concept to empower themselves and enable them to contribute effectively at the assembly sessions.
The Human Resource Manager of the Assembly, Ms. Christiana Dugbazah explained in an interview that, Assembly Members were at the heart of the decentralisation system hence her decision with management to organise the programme to equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills about the operations of the District Assembly to function effectively.
She said as representatives of their electoral areas, Assembly Members ought to work diligently devoid of political colourisation to improve on the general living conditions of the people.