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Ministry of Local Government to inaugurate District Assemblies on February 12

The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development is set to inaugurate District Assemblies on Monday, February 12, 2024.

The exercise is in partnership with the Office of the President.

In a statement sighted by JoyNews and signed by Head of Public Relations, Matilda Tettey, the Ministry explained that the ceremony will be used to swear-in newly elected and appointed members of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MMDAs).

“This is also in fulfillment of Article 35 Clause 6 (d) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins the state to promote decentralisation and popular participation in governance by affording all possible opportunities to the citizenry to participate in decision-making at all levels of government,” the statement added.

The Ministry urged all citizens to get involved in the workings of the District Assemblies and participate in decision-making in their various communities.

“Additionally, Section 16 (1) of the Local Governance Act, 2016, Act 936 requires Assembly members to maintain close contact with the electoral area; consult the people on the issues to be discussed in the District Assembly; collate their views, opinions, and proposals; and take part in communal and development activities, among others.”

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