In preparation for the upcoming District Level Election (DLE) on Tuesday, December 19, the Afigya Kwabre North District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is actively engaging various community groups.
Led by Ms Jemimah Osei, the District Director, the initiative aims to encourage active participation in the electoral process and emphasize the crucial role of elected representatives in local development.
The outreach, conducted under the theme “Empowering Communities,” targeted diverse groups including churches, Muslim communities, Tailors and Dressmaking Associations, and food vendors in Boamang and Denase.
The focus was on enlightening participants about the significance of local elections and the responsibilities of their elected representatives in resource allocation at the district assembly level.
Despite the outreach efforts, a notable portion of participants expressed apathy toward local elections, citing dissatisfaction with past assembly members' performance.
Ms Osei addressed this sentiment, urging community members to reconsider abstaining from voting, emphasizing that active participation was essential for community development. She reminded them of their responsibility to hold elected candidates accountable for their promises post-election.
Ms Osei underscored the importance of District Level Elections, stating, “These individuals are integral parts of your communities, providing a channel for your needs to be advocated within the Assembly.”
She highlighted the elected assembly members' role as conduits for conveying development projects to communities through lobbying and advocacy.
In concluding her engagement, Ms Osei emphasized that prioritizing the election of capable representatives should be a civic duty for every citizen invested in the development of their local areas.