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District Assemblies Inauguration Slated For Today

Some 259 out of a total of 261 districts in the country will today witness the inauguration of District Assemblies.

This was communicated in a press statement by the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development.

It follows the district level elections held in December 2023.

“The Office of the President and the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development are pleased to announce to the general public the upcoming inauguration of District Assemblies scheduled for Monday, the 12th of February 2024,” it said.

The inauguration is also meant to facilitate the swearing-in of newly elected and appointed members of the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs), as part of efforts to deepen local governance and decentralisation system to promote participatory decision-making at the local level, the Ministry said.

“This is also in fulfilment of Article 35 Clause 6 (d) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins the state to promote decentralisation and popular participation in governance by affording all possible opportunities to the citizenry to participate in decision-making at all levels of government,” it continued.

The officials have the responsibility of maintaining close contact with the electoral area; consulting the people on the issues to be discussed in the District Assembly; collating their views, opinions, and proposals; and taking part in communal and development activities.

The Ministry thus urged citizens to collaborate with the District Assemblies and participate in decision-making in their various communities through their Assembly members after the inauguration of the District Assemblies.

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