The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs will on Saturday December 9 hold a Governance and leadership seminar for Members of Parliament and Chief Executives of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Southern Belt.
The seminar, being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, will discuss the challenges of conflicts between Members of Parliament (MPs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) which might impede on development of their localities.
A statement signed by Azu Sam-Aziakor, Director at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, said the programme will among others aim to promote consensus building among the political class in a purposed, transparent and accountable manner.
It is also to enhance the synergy of roles and responsibilities among sub-district structures on the attainment of peace and stability towards socio-economic development at the local level as stated in the Ministry’s strategic plan.
The session is intended to create a forum for MPs and MMDCEs to identify areas of conflict and possible ways to resolve them, and also identify complimentary roles and areas of collaboration.
It said Members of Parliament (MPs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) must avoid eccentric ways to promote their political agenda to the disadvantage of the development of the country.
The forum will also discuss ways to enhance efficient distribution and utilisation of state resources and also promote the national development agenda.
Resource persons for the session will be drawn from civil society think tanks, with wealth of experience in governance and leadership enhancement.
The seminar is the first of three workshops scheduled for the Southern Belt which involves the Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta and Central Regions, the other two will be for the Middle and Northern belts.