Use district websites to showcase gov’t projects – Assemblies urged
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghanadistricts.com is urging metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to use the website to promote government projects.
Alexander Akwasi Acquah said by creating functional administrative websites for the assemblies, officials can keep the public up to date on all various government programme and policies.
“Websites have recently become the most effective medium of providing citizens with adequate information through text, images and videos and can also boast of its wide reach,” Mr. Acquah stated.
The CEO of the resource base website for all local assemblies in Ghana explained these websites will help showcase the massive developmental projects and programmes of the government.
Speaking at a meeting with eight Regional Deans of the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) across the country, he said the websites will also help officials in the assemblies engage easily with their constituents.
The meeting which took place at the Mensvick Hotel in Accra on Tuesday was attended by some government officials including Head of Local Government Service (HLGS), Nana Ato Arthur, National Youth Authority Boss, Emmanuel Asigri and Member of Parliament for Twifo Ati-Mokwa, Dwuma Odoom.
Mr. Acquah noted that the internet and websites have lately proven to be the top platform for communicating and engaging citizens.
He advocated the need for all local assemblies to take a keen interest in owning websites that can help market their achievements to the world.
He assured the group that, the website remains firm and resolute in its bid to partner local assemblies to realize the dream of connecting with their electorates and also bringing all local assembly under one umbrella.
Also, the General Manager (GM) of Ghanadistricts.com, (Rev) Fred Anyasor-Nartey revealed the organization has the intention to create and manage websites for all ten Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) to help improve decentralization in the country.