Politics

‘My Government Will Strengthen Decentralization’ – Mahama

The Flagbearer and Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), H.E John Dramani
Mahama, has restated his commitment to strengthening the country’s decentralization
process when voted for in the upcoming elections.

According to Mr. Mahama, “it is only through decentralization that we can see true progress
in the country”.

Speaking at a meeting with the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana
(CLOSAG) in Accra on Thursday, the former President said it is important to put the destiny
of development in the hands of the people, adding “without that we cannot progress as a
country”.

Mr. Mahama observed that the progress made in decentralisation has been rolled back in
the last three and a half years, following the bastardisation of both the civil and local
government service by the government.

He said the government has assisted in the hijacking of the work of the civil and local
government service by political assistants, pointing out that as a result of interference by
the government, recruitment and promotion is no longer based on merit.

 

Source: Ghana|Myxyzonline.com

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