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GHANA: 'Use new media to promote participatory and accountable governance'

Mpraeso MP urges local Assemblies to promote participatory democracy  

Accra, Feb.16.– The Mpraeso MP, Davis Opoku has advised local assemblies to use new media to promote participatory democracy to ensure transparent and accountable governance.

In his maiden meeting with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and staff of Kwahu South Municipal Assembly, the young and affable legislature urged assemblies in Ghana to adopt technology in the discharge of their duties.

He said, “assemblies must open up to participatory democracy by using new media. We need to start streaming assembly meetings on our Facebook pages so our people can contribute to the democratic practice at the local level.”

“In ensuring accountability, we owe it a duty to get our constituents informed in everything we do. This will ensure that they can hold us to our plans and programs in the municipal,” he added.

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