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NPP OFFERS THE BEST FOR GHANA - Information Minister

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Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister of Information, Monday said New Patriotic Party governments have always offered best ever for the nation when it comes to the implementation of flagship projects to improve the socio-economic circumstance of the citizenry.

Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister of Information, Monday said New Patriotic Party governments have always offered best ever for the nation when it comes to the implementation of flagship projects to improve the socio-economic circumstance of the citizenry.

 

He cited the National Health Insurance, Cocoa Mass Spraying, Single Spine Salary, Capitation Grant, Free Senior High, the current Nation Builders Corps, among others, as initiatives of the NPP to improve the economy and lives of the people.

Dr Abdul-Hamid said this at the national launch of the 2018 Town Hall Meetings at Dzodze in the Ketu South Municipality.

It was held by the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Information Services Department.

“Take away all these projects for which Ghana is attracting praises and nations flocking in to copy some of them from us and you will see that they are all by NPP Governments and no other,” he said.

Dr. Abdul-Hamid said the current Akufo-Addo government is concerned about the ordinary citizens, adding that the Town Hall Meetings would take governance away from the televisions and radio discussions in Accra closer to the people.

“The THMs is a major part of our public engagement process to make duty bearers answerable and accountable to the people, whose participation helps in building the trust needed,” he stated.

Dr Abdul-Hamid urged all to participate in the THMs to deepen democratic rule at the grassroots.

Kwesi Agyei-Boateng, a Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, described the THMs as a social accountability tool for a strong government-people linkage.

He said the meetings are in line with the objectives of forming the Government’s Decentralization Policy Framework and the National Decentralisation Action Plan.

Mr Agyei-Boateng charged the media to raise awareness of citizens on public financial and local government accountability to make the THMs relevant and governance successful.

He said government was addressing all constitutional challenges towards the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to further deepen local governance.                         

Kofi Dzamesi, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affair, said his outfit resolved 60 of the 352 chieftaincy problems it met and was still working to ensure peace, so chiefs could play their inalienable role in the governance process.