The assembly users endorsed the 2020 manifesto of the NDC dubbed ‘The People’s Manifesto’ which promised to fork out regular monthly income to elected customers across the state.
The elated assembly associates addressing the press stated payment of month to month allowances to them will offer with corruption in the community govt method.
It is a recognised actuality that Assembly users do not obtain a monthly income but the only allowance all through assembly meetings and they are offered motorbikes as a indicates of transportation to help them to do their operate for the local community in which they serve.
But John Mahama has pledged that his federal government will put into action a plan that will see to it that Assembly customers and Device Committee Members throughout the region are place on a regular monthly salary framework just like other community place of work holders like Associates of Parliament for the finest developmental tasks finished and one Ghana course.
He mentioned Assembly Customers have been “the bedrock of our neighborhood governance technique”.
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At a meeting with the Civil and Local Authorities Team Association, Ghana (CLOSAG) in Accra on Thursday, August 13, 2020, Mahama allayed the fears of skeptics, expressing it is possible to remunerate assembly customers by chopping down the size of the central federal government, cut down the range of ministers and the privileges they get pleasure from and channeling those assets to assembly associates.
He observed that the development designed in decentralisation has been rolled back more than the past 3 and 50 % several years, following the government’s bastardisation of both the civil support and community govt service.
The Assembly associates speaking on the assure by Mahama explained they are elated adding that it is a campaign for the return of Mahama and the NDC to govt.
In accordance to Emmanuel Kobi-Tumfour, the Assemblymember for Asempanaye Electoral Space, the manifesto by the NDC is complete of hope to tackle the key problems dealing with the endless responsibilities of assembly associates incorporating that “Now most of the assembly users in the rural districts do not normally show up at assembly assembly because of deficiency of transportation. We only survive on sitting down allowance which payment in some districts is problematic.”
He mentioned: “As a result we the assembly customers throughout the Ashanti location totally endorse the NDC’s manifesto. We will like to thank former President John Dramani Mahama for considering about us.
“We believe that that the payment of month-to-month allowance or allowance to us assembly associates will offer us with the needed economical support to discharge our features satisfactorily. The allowance to some extent could eschew some of us assembly customers from trying to find petty presents or falling for petty favours from the executives of the assemblies and thereby compromise our authority to need accountability.
“It will also serve as recognition of our initiatives which will inspire and energise us to get the job done tougher to deepen our decentralization program. Therefore we welcome the policy as contained in the manifesto of the NDC with joy and enthusiasm and pray fervently for its realization.”