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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is urging Ghanaians to participate fully and actively in the District Assembly Elections scheduled for December 19, 2023.
Ghanaians will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect new Assembly and Unit Committee members who will constitute the various Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) over the next four years.
The National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, in a statement dated December 18, expressed concerns about the low participation in previous district-level elections.
“The National Democratic Congress (NDC) hereby calls on Ghanaians to participate fully and actively in tomorrow’s District Assembly Elections. The NDC has however observed, with concern, the extremely low level of public interest in tomorrow’s elections which will mark the eighth time since we started holding District-level elections in Ghana. The reasons for this generally low euphoria on the part of Ghanaians towards tomorrow’s election are not far-fetched,” he stated.
He highlighted the assemblies that have been bedeviled with teething problems.
The situation, he added, has “Affected public confidence in the ability of elected representatives such as Assembly and Unit Committee Members to attract development to local communities, thereby undermining the local government system.”
The NDC National Chairman assured that the next NDC government will revive the ailing assemblies.
“We shall take steps to revive the ailed Assemblies by abolishing the Capping and Alignment policy in order to free up the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) which will be channelled into the real development needs of the MMDAs in order to address development, including infrastructural and other needs of local areas,” he promised.
Read the full statement from the NDC below;