Social Auditing is one of the flagship programmes of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) seeking to promote community ownership of developmental projects and policies, increase awareness of the operations of the Local Government and empower the citizenry to demand accountability from duty bearers.
The Volta Regional Director of NCCE, Mr. Ken Kponor in his open address, encouraged the citizenry in Klokpe to get involved in everything that has to do with their governance. He said popular participation which is the active involvement of citizens in their socio-political, socio-cultural, and economic matters, is the only way we can build a nation free from disease and hunger.
The District Director for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Mr. Michael Tometi, said, it is the duty of the citizenry to hold leadership accountable. “Holding leaders accountable does not mean you are against them”. He again added that in the absence of accountability corruption triumphs and it will also be wrong to say we will not contribute financially anymore towards the development of our communities because one or two contributions made in the past were not accounted for. He said accountability is the key to build a prosperous nation.
The District Director for the Akatsi South Office of the NCCE, Rev. Vincent Adzika, said corruption is not a canker very far from us. We can find it even in our homes. Fighting corruption should start from home.
The District Chief Executive of Akatsi South, Hon. Leo-nelson Adidogah who was the special guest of honour, taught the people a slogan that states: “Ask a question” and the response is “So that we understand” “Ask a question” “So that we move forward”.
The DCE encouraged people to ask questions because asking questions and getting responses from appropriate stakeholders is the foundation of Social Audit and a more reliable way to move forward us a nation.
On the needs of the community which is a lack of potable water problem and an extension of the Community three classroom block, the DCE promised to address these issues. Hon Leo-nelson Adidogah also promised to link up with the department for Agric and other investors in order to add value to their farm products.