The Bole District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has asked citizens of Kakiase to proudly own and protect properties put up by the Government in their community.
This, he said would help in ensuring good maintenance of developmental projects, demand proper accountability by duty bearers, and as well assist in appreciating the efforts of the Government to develop their communities.
Mr. Stephen Ebo Koomson, the Bole District Director of the NCCE who made the call said it was prudent for all to help build their communities and make it what they will wish it to be in the future by getting involved in maintaining what had been given them.
He was speaking at a Social Auditing Programme held on August 28, 2020, at Kakiase in the Bole District in the Savannah Region.
It was organized by the NCCE and supported by the European Union under the Accountability, Rule of Law, and Anti-Corruption programmme (ARAP).
Mr. Rockson Ghande, Deputy Director of Programmes of NCCE, who also spoke at the event said it was within the mandate of citizens to lobby and solicit assistance for development in their communities to ensure total development in their areas.
He encouraged the residents and Ghanaians in general to initiate developmental projects that were within their power adding that “We must help ourselves by starting to provide our needs while our District Assemblies support us to complete them, that way, development is fast and assured.”
He urged all to fully participate in local governance by any means they could and do their best in ensuring that the pressing needs in their areas were met.
The Bole District Police Commander, DSP David Azumah, also advised the youth not to indulge themselves in violence acts as he said violence draws back development in a community.
According to him, violence outbreaks has a lot of negative effects as one could be jailed when found culpable of the crime.
“Don’t resort to violence but rather channel your grievances to the appropriate quarters for redress”, DSP David Azumah, advised.
The community mentioned lack of teachers quarters, need for mechanised borehole, renovation of their clinic, lack of furniture and high teenage pregnancies as their most pressing needs that need to be solved.
Hon. Bougimetey Takyen Robert, the Assembly Member for the Kakiase Electoral Area expressed appreciation to the NCCE for educating and sensitizing the community on their civic rights and responsibilities saying they were now aware and would from henceforth demand projects for their area.
He further encouraged his people to also play their parts by directing their strength and resources into developing the community.
A five member committee was inaugurated to oversee all developmental projects in the community.