Bawumia urges MMDAs to stop depending on central government
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, wants metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies across the country to stop over-reliance on central government for revenue to develop their assemblies.
Addressing participants at the 21st Biennial National Delegates Conference of NALAG in Kumasi, the Vice President said that MMDAs need to find innovative ways to generate revenue internally, rather than always waiting for the government.
“Metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies should move away from the mere provision of essential services to become agents of development by mobilizing all the natural, material and human resources within their jurisdiction to bring about the necessary development, create jobs, reduce poverty, increase income levels and raise living standards. needed internally generated funds to supplement other central government funding sources,” the Vice President said.
Dr Bawumia also urged NALAG leaders and members to work with all relevant state and non-state actors to ensure accelerated development at the local level of governance and also apply a mix of innovation, dialogue and collaboration with their peers to speed up the development process.
He also assured NALAG members and participants of the government’s commitment to meeting the manpower needs of local authorities, with the expansion of the infrastructure of the Institute of Administration Studies. local government and the construction of a local government university in Akomadan in the municipality of Offinso Nord in the Ashanti Region to increase the training capacity deficit that we currently have.