WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS OF THE THIRD ASSEMBLY OF LEKMA HELD

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WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS OF THE THIRD ASSEMBLY OF LEKMA HELD
An orientation workshop for Assembly Members of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly was held from 16 – 18 December, 2015.
The three-day workshop which was held at the LEKMA Assembly hall was on Communication and the Local Government System in Ghana. Mrs. Moira Nancy Ewa-Municipal Coordinating Director in her opening remarks was pleased that the honorable members came in their numbers for the training. She hoped that it would be of great benefit to them in their work, adding that they would be more of such trainings to build their capacity.
On day one, the facilitator, Mr. Edwin Barnes took the participants through report writing techniques. He explained that a report has an originator, subject matter and an audience. It can also be written or oral. He then took the honorable members through the general format/template of report writing as follows:
1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Terms of reference
4. Methodology
5. Body
6. Conclusion
7. Bibliography/references
8. Appendices
Mr. E. Yaw Kwarteng, a facilitator, schooled the participants for two days, which is from 17 – 18 December, 2015 on Local Government System in Ghana.
Mr. Kwarteng gave an overview of the concept of decentralisation, the meaning and types of decentralisation. He gave out the 3Ds of the Local Government and Public Service: Decentralisation, Democracy and Development.
The structure of Ghana’s Local Government System was discussed to be made up of a Regional Coordinating Council, Four-tier Metropolitan Assembly, Three-tier Municipal/District Assembly, Urban/Town/Area/Zonal Councils and Unit Committees. The functions of all the tiers were discussed together with the various transformations that took place in Ghana’s decentralisation, with much emphasis on the 1988 major reforms by the PNDC government.
Participants gave out their opinions and challenges in the Assembly and asked that the Assembly give them some funds for their own projects in their respective Electoral Areas so that they could better account for their stewardship when their tenure ends.
Some also suggested that government pay them salary so that they could perform better than they are currently doing. They gave examples of how they often have to use their personal funds to address challenges of community members.

AJARA SOALI
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