AFRICA/GHANA - Give powers to traditional leaders to manage development projects

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 economy  

Accra (Agenzia Fides) - Africans have been called to change their mindset in order to develop the African continent. If traditional leaders joined parliament members, development projects could be managed more quickly and efficiently, said Rev. Professor Emmanuel Nash at the Ghana Peace Awards, which will be awarded on October 28.
"Traditional leaders are the true custodians of people living in their areas and in traditional communities across the country", he said.
According to Nash, this will allow governments to reduce some forms of corruption, overcome project delays and avoid the construction of poor works.
This is because traditional leaders will take advantage of these works and answer directly to the people they administer, who will act as auditors for the proper performance of the works.
Any form of corruption and misappropriation of money by the leader will lead to his removal, encouraging him to behave correctly. (A.A) (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 19/7/2017)