A non governmental organization , Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development has highlighted the need for government to step up education on the duties of Assembly members and the unit committee for rural development.
The call stemmed from a meeting by the NGO with the Esaso community in the Atwima Nwabiagya North district.
The interaction with the community according to the research director of the NGO Kwadwo Dickson was to educate the community on the various ways they can help themselves in solving the numerous problems confronting them.
The executive director of the NGO Francis Sarkodie told Otec news reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng the need for Ghanaians to be abreast with their civic. responsibilities.
He noted that one ways to combat poverty in the rural areas is to get people active in the various policies being implemented by the government.
The Assembly member for Esaso electoral area Elder Adu Johnson commended the NGO for the move.
He explained that the initiative by the NGO to educate rural communities on their duties and what they can do to solve their own problems should be applauded.
Some of the community members also expressed joy after they were taking through a series of education on their civic responsibilities.
Source : Jacob Agyenim Boateng