The founding Chief Executive Officer of Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND West Africa), Siapha Kamara, has urged Ghanaians to exercise their responsibilities in order to keep the government on its toes.
According to him, the government would fulfill its promises only when citizens demand for accountability as part of their responsibilities.
Mr Kamara indicated that Ghanaians should exercise their responsibility of holding the government accountable, adding that “when the government appoints a lot of ministers, which invariably places a burden on the nation’s purse, don’t remain mute”.
Speaking at the 20th anniversary of SEND West Africa, on the theme ‘20 Years of Empowering Good Governance and Transforming Lives: A Ghana Development Success Story’, he entreated Ghanaians to pay their taxes as it is one of their responsibilities.
“It is also when you pay your taxes that the government can roll out its Free SHS policies and healthcare,” he noted.
He added that Ghanaians should task the government to make sure its policies are in alignment with their interest.
He noted that the public should insist that government officials who misapply public funds are held accountable.
The multinational organisation was founded in Ghana in 1998, and country programmes in Liberia and Sierra Leone were established in 2004.
SEND Ghana has mentored SEND Liberia and Sierra Leone in accountability, transparency, equity and participation practices over the years, and all three nationally recognised organisations have significantly improved the economic development and governance of the region.
The non-governmental organisation is celebrating 20 years of its exceptional contributions to poverty reduction and the promotion of good governance practices.
Source: The Finder
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