The Local Government Ministry in collaboration with the Institute of Local Government Studies has organised a two-day nationwide orientation programme for new members of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

In a statement signed by the sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, the training will focus on improving the knowledge and understanding of the newly elected and appointed members of the MMDAs.

The programme will focus on four keypoints which include, Ghana’s decentralisation policy and local governance system, roles and responsibilities of assembly members, localizing Ghana Beyond Aid,  and District assemblies and public health emergency.

“This important national exercise shall commence today on August 5 in 119 training centres in the 16 region across the country and would be completed by August 28.

“About 9000 assembly members are expected to participate in this training programme,” she said in the statement.

Madam Mahama further advised organisers to strictly adhere to all Covid-19 protocols during the training sessions.