The attention of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has been drawn to a purported arm of the Association paying visits to political leaders and traditional authorities.
“NALAG is a non-partisan Association and has worked with all Governments since the inception of our 4th Republican constitution and will continue to work with all Governments to help improve the conditions of service of our members. We therefore advice our members to desist from any communication that will portray the association as a pressure group or a political organization”, a statement released and signed by President of NALAG, Hon. Bismark Bissie Nkum stated.
“NALAG has not authorized any association to visit our political leaders or traditional leaders on our behalf. It is only the National Executive Council (NEC) of the association headed by the President that has the mandate to authorize any of such visitations and/or meetings”
“Association or any such association is not an arm of NALAG as some people want to portray in the media and at our MMDA level. NALAG does not discriminate against membership, being elected or appointed Assembly Member, women or men”
The leadership of NALAG therefore wishes to communicate that: “The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana is the mother Association for all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (260). It is an institutional Association and draws its membership from the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, Associate Membership (Associations, institutions and organizations whose work contribute to the development of local government administration and service delivery as well as honorary membership (individuals who have contributed to the development and advancement of good local governance”.
“NALAG will keep promoting good governance by acting on our mandate to help create the conducive environment needed for enhanced performance of Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Ghana”, signed, Hon. Bismark Bissie Nkum, NALAG President.
Source: News Desk