Dr. Calistus Mahama.Head, Local Government Service.
“Having implemented the Decentralization programme for over 25 years, there are still challenges with participation of citizens. Why we haven’t been able to deepen popular participation is because there are no effective feedback system and also our inability to operationalize the Public Relations and Complaint Committees (PRCC) at the various district Assemblies; which means that citizens do not have a platform by which they can give feedback to the Assembly.
The good side of the Action Voices project is that it is not part of the District Assembly system. It is a different platform that citizens can take advantage of and give feedback to their districts. Government entirely supports the Action Voices project because we believe it will add to the interventions of government in the sector.”