The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) has organised 2 -day Capacity building training for its Assembly members and some heads of departments and units in order to deepen their understanding of the local government system.

The Municipal Assembly Chief Executive, Hon. Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah opening the two-day capacity building program at Tutu in the Akuapem North District in the Eastern Region, under the Theme: “Governing Municipalities as Livable Cities” emphasised that responsibilities, re-orientation, and regular skills-building training interventions are essential and vital to enable Assembly members to perform their electoral duties effectively.

“As a Municipality located within the Central Business District (CBD) will keep enhancing and building effective Urban Governance and Leadership Training Programme for Assembly members of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly in order sharpen their managerial and leadership skills to help them identify the local challenges confronting the Municipality, analyse, reflect and propose innovative strategies to address these challenges in making Korle Klottey a livable city,” said Nii Adjei Tawiah

The capacity training also aims at deepening understanding of the Local Government system and exposing Assembly members to the emerging roles expected of them.

Hon. Francis Ebo Mensah, the Presiding Member for the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly underscored the roles and responsibilities Assembly members play as representatives of citizens to ensure that the core functions of the Assemblies under the local government concept are performed

Again, he noted that the Assembly members will be equipped to help the Municipality in revenue mobilisation, effective community engagement as well as deepening local governance such as communal activities.

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Mr. Emmanuel Baisie Municipal Co-ordinating Director outlined the
modules of the training which included Ghana’s decentralisation policy, Urban Governance and Livable Cities, Local Governance System and Effective Urban Governance, Promoting Inclusivity, Accountability, and Livable City.

Other areas are Innovative approaches to local revenue mobilization, Land use and the enforcement of enacted bye-laws, Smart Cities management as well as Transformational Leadership skills, and team building.

The training workshop was organised by the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) and facilitated by Dr. Kwabena Boateng and Mr. Frederick Agyarko Oduro.

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