Executive Director for Network for Empowered Youth for Development (NEYOD) Dr. Hilton Terry Kessie has said that the high level of corruption in Ghana has killed the love that the citizenry had for patriotism.
He explained that the quantum of tax payers’ money that has gone wasted and has not been accounted for has discouraged majority from giving to support the development of the country.
According to him, if the above canker is not addressed, there is no way resources can be mobilized effectively at the local level for development.
He dropped the foregoing punch-line statement in his presentation at a capacity building event organised by officials of the European Union Funded Project; No Business as Usual (NBU) for assembly members of the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
The event sought to empower assembly members on mechanisms they can adopt to mobilize resources for the development of their respective electoral areas.
It was held at the hub of the project on Thursday, 25th February, 2021.
Addressing Assembly members, he conscientised them on some behavourial qualities which they have to exhibit so as to earn resources from providers which are; credibility, strong reputation, positive image, mutual respect among others.
Dr. Terry strongly underlined that “the biggest threat to local resource mobilization are activities, ideas and association that cause sharp division in society.”
They include partisan politics, tribalism, racism, religious conflict, corruption, discrimination etc.
Through his presentation, participants were schooled on the concept of local resource mobilization, how to get local resources, how to identify mechanisms that are appropriate for resource mobilization among others.
One of the speakers for the event was the Assembly woman for Ankaase electoral area of Bosome Freho District Hon Sharon Mensah.
She shared with participants how she manages to mobilize resources to execute developmental projects in her jurisdiction.
Hon Sharon Mensah challenged participants to do way with partisan divisions, have respect for authorities and work in unity so as to earn resources.