‘Developing Our Community is Our Civic Responsibility’-NCCE

The Anloga District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Edication (NCCE) has organized a social auditing programme at Genui, an Island community in the Anloga District, as part of the Commission’s efforts to engage the citizenry on the need to initiate, nurture, participate, own and take charge of their communities development.

Addressing the gathering, the Anloga District Director of NCCE, Mr. Godwin K. Agbenyo called on the citizens of Genui to make unity their hallmark hence oneness to be able to take charge of their community development, which is their civic responsibility.

Adding that, development can only take place in an atmosphere of peace, unity, harmony, fairness, accountability, honesty, and transparency.

Social Auditing according to Mr. Agbenyo is one of NCCE’s flagship programmes aimed at empowering citizens to participate meaningfully and keenly in the development of their community which goes a long way to help eliminate rumor-mongering.

The programme organised across the country is currently under the sponsorship of the European Union (EU).

The program was attended by Traditional Authorities, Traditionalists, Youths, Women Groups, PWDs, Unit Committee Members, Assembly Member and Members of the Local Council of Churches as well as the Community Members at large.

Nine (9) member Social Auditing Implementation Committee was formed and duly inaugurated to oversee the implementation of the community’s listed challenges, which include the supply of potable water and extension of the electricity to other parts of the community, among others.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Assembly Member for the Whuti-Srogbe Electoral Area Hon. Joseph Kwaku Ali expressed his profund appreciation and gratitude to the NCCE team for choosing a community in his Electoral Area and urged the Commission not to hesitate in bringing more of such programmes to his area.

On his part, the Regent of Torgbi Age III, Dufia of Genui, who chaired the programme encouraged the youth to own the development of Genui and urged them to stay away from hard drugs if they want to have a bright future.

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Political Desk

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