According to the Municipal Chief Executive for Okaikwei North Hon. Boye Laryea, generating revenue for the municipality by Assembly Members should be the key part of the capacity building training.
The MCE added that revenue is the life line of every organization. Therefore, it is expected that the various roles of Assembly Members in boosting revenue generation should be made clear to all.
He spoke at a two-day capacity building program organized for Assembly Members at Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly Conference Hall, Tesano. The two day orientation commensed on the 16th of June 2020 and ended the following day 17th June 2020.
Present at the orientation were the Municipal Coordinating Director Mr. Samuel Amoah, Mac Numbo Boye (ESQ), Nnabili Mohammed Iddrisu Chief Executive Officer of Nabson Consult Limited.
In all, ten Assembly Members and four government appointees took part in the capacity building training.
In his welcom address during the orientation, he said Assembly Members shall be taken through the decentralization and local governance systems in Ghana, functions of the assembly, identification, mobilization and generation of revenue.
According to Hon. Boye Laryea: “Indeed the local governance Act 2016 (Act 936) defines decentralization as the process where the central government transfers responsibilities and functions to the metropolitan, municipal and the district assemblies, and the sub structures that are democratically elected and appointed.”
These assemblies are democratic institutions and structures that exercise authority or carry out government functions at the local level. He added that the local governance Act 2016 explains the functions of the assembly into three arms, the legislative, executive and deliberative functions.
The MCE said: “The legislative functions of the assembly include the enactment of by-laws to regulate the conducts of the assembly. The executive on the other hand takes care of the day-to-day day administration of the assembly, which includes taking decision at meetings and implementing them.
In addition, the deliberative function includes the discussion of very important policies and accepting inputs of the local people in decision making.”
Source: GHANA/ onmaonline.com