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Ghana: Citizens’ Participation in Governance Should Expand
Source: http://www.businessghana.com
Source Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Ghana
Created: Jun 24, 2013

Madam Kombiani, who is also the Chairperson of AU Conference of African Ministers of Public and Civil Service, said citizen involvement in self help projects and public-private partnerships in medium and large scale projects was critical for development.

She called for the strengthening of accountability measures in the area of natural resource revenues and use of social media to improve the public ability to track implementation of election promises and to build public trust.

Madam Kombiani underscored the importance of the AU Public Service Day celebration saying it was to provide opportunities for African countries to deliberate on emerging trends challenges and solutions to governance and public administration.

It was also to showcase innovative practices in service delivery as well as to share successful experiences in serving the citizenry on the Continent.

Madam Kombiani added: "The event also provides an opportunity for African member states to strengthen co-operation, learning of the new innovations in service delivery and understanding the new tools for enhancing the capacity of public service institutions."

June 23rd has been set aside each year to commemorate the AU Public Service Day among member states.

The event is being attended by government officials, technocrats and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Items to be discussed include enhancing accountability, transparency and integrity, empowering management development institutions to build capacity for service improvement as well as strengthening citizens' participation and responsibilities.
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