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Ghana: 'Citizens Participation in Governance Crucial to Fight Against Corruption'

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Local Chapter of Transparency International, has said the active participation of citizens in governance is crucial to winning the fight against corruption.

Ghana: 'Citizens Participation in Governance Crucial to Fight Against Corruption' 25 November 2021 p The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Local Chapter of Transparency International, has said the active participation of citizens in governance is crucial to winning the fight against corruption.Mr Philip Gmabi, Technical Advisor at GDCA, recommended that Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) step up efforts on citizens' participation in Fee Fixing resolution meetings."There should be adequate dissemination of the fee fixing resolutions and the MMDAs need to use the local language to sensitise community members on the fee fixing resolutions," he added.According to GII, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives would be put on their toes if the citizens demand information from them on projects and how financial resources allocated to the Assemblies were utilised.

Mr Gmabi asked MMDAs to make available information on projects being executed to the people.The event brought together representatives from Civil Society Organizations, Assembly Members, Persons with Disabilities and youth groups.

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