New DCEs urged to operate open door administration

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Bawku (U/E) Oct. 17, GNA – Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister on Tuesday called on newly appointed District Chief Executives (DCEs)  for the newly created districts in the Upper East Region to operate an open door administration for collective administration.

     Mr. Woyongo said an open door administration would allow all stakeholders from the grassroot level to take active part in the decision-making process for the development of the area.

     He explained that this process would allow people to contribute to the development of the and upliftment of the area.

     Mr. Woyongo was speaking at the confirmation of the District Chief Executive of Pusiga Mr. Alhassan Abugbila, of the newly created district near Bawku in the Upper East Region.

     Mr. Woyongo noted that the newly created district would bring about good governance and development and accomplish the dream of the local governance policies.

     He said this would deepen the decentralized system of governance and create platforms for people at the grass root level to participate effectively in decision-making for the development of their areas.

     Mr. Woyongo disclosed that GHC100.000 had been allocated to help start the new districts as they had not yet begun generating revenue for themselves.

     He hinted that 100 street lights and other amenities had been acquired to help start the districts in the region.

     The Regional Minister commended government for making good use of the decentralized concept and called on the DCEs to make good use of their position to bring development to their people.

     Mr. Abugbila, who polled 100 percent votes from 15 elected and 6 government appointed assemblymen and women promised to work hand in hand with all stakeholders for the development of the area.

     Mr. Abugbila said he would remain committed in serving the area by improving on health, education and the socio-economic activities of the area.

     He assured that he would help mobilize revenue to develop the area and to raise the standard of living of the people. 

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