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Sagnarigu Chief charges assembly members to be serious


imageThe Paramount Chief of Sagnarigu Traditional Area and former Ghana’s ambassador to Senegal in the Atta Mills’ administration, Naa Yakubu Abdulai has called on the newly elected assembly and unit committee members in the Sagnarigu district to take their responsibilities seriously . The chief made the call during the inauguration of assembly members of the Sagnarigu district.

According to Naa Abdulai, the district assembly concept contributes tremendously towards the country’s development and it is important that the assembly and unit committee members effectively discharge their leadership roles in the development of their communities.

Naa Abdulai referred members of the assembly to chapter 6 of the 1992 constitution, which states that the directive principles of state policy under section 35 (d), relating to political objectives enjoins the state to make democracy a reality of decentralizing the administrative and financial machinery of government to the regions and districts and by affording all possible opportunities to the people to participate in decision making at every level in national life and in government.

He congratulated the unit committee and assembly members-elect and urged them to put up their best in their work for the development of the district. The provisions of the constitution and the local government Act, the Chief said, are laudable and called on the newly sworn in assembly members as well as the District Chief Executive and the administration to focus at all times on the objectives for which the Assembly was established.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sagnarigu, Alhassan Mohammed Sorigudoo, on his part said, 72 candidates went through the elections in the 23 electoral areas in the Sagnarigu district, out of whom five women contested and two won their seats.

He commended the Electoral Commission and the security agencies for maintaining law and order during the assembly elections and urged the newly sworn-in assembly members to ensure transparency in their administration.

The Chairman of the Local Government Council, Mr Francis Andan, who represented President John Mahama congratulated the assembly members and urged them to serve the people to improve their general living conditions. He said the Assembly is a body that can best explain the policies of government to the people at the local level.

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