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CLGF calls on Ministry to deliberate on Commonwealth projects

A delegation from the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) called on the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) to discuss programmes and projects undertaken by the CLFG.

Discussions also centered around advocacy on local governance issues, sharing of knowledge and networking between the Ministry and local actors in promoting and strengthening local governance.

The Chief Director of the Ministry, Amin Abdul-Rahaman was grateful to the CLFG for the efforts in promoting local governance in Ghana, acknowledging the seriousness the CLFG placed on all programmes and projects of the Ministry and assured them of the Ministry’s support.

He expressed the Ministry’s appreciation for the support of CLFG and implored them to propagate the works of the Ministry to encourage local actors.

Mr. Abdul-Rahaman stressed the Ministry's commitment to the cause of CLFG and said it is open to partnerships in promoting local governance.

The West African Regional Programmes Officer for CLFG, Joyce Ekuful, said the visit to the Ministry was to inform it about the projects and programmes of CLFG.

Ms. Ekuful applauded the efforts of the Ministry in supporting CLGF’s projects and programmes, acknowledging the Forum’s benefits from the good practices of the government of Ghana and urged other commonwealth states to emulate.

She said contributions from the Ministry will help strengthen local governance and stressed the need for more funds to promote more programmes and projects.

She highlighted the benefits of the Local Economic Development pilot programme in four Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), which spanned from 2016 to 2020, such as the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) project to train women assembly members, in nine regions and the collaboration with Ghana Statistical Service in the collation of administrative data for Ghana.

She called for sustainable mobilisation to the commitment to good governance in the commonwealth region and asked for the Ministry’s participation.


Source:           Rhodaline Abba

                        (Public Relations Unit, MLGDRD)


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