MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) for Lower West Akim Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region, Mr Seth Oduro Boadu, has promised to deliver a transparent, accountable and diligent leadership if elected as the Treasurer of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG).
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Today, the MCE stressed that his expertise and skills in the area of finance will give NALAG a facelift and make the association work efficiently and transparently.He indicated that NALAG’s constitution mandates the treasurer to discharge his or her duties in a manner that will give the association a good financial standing, adding that as an aspirant, he was willing to bring his expertise to bear.
According to him, just like the constitution of NALAG mandates the treasurer to ensure that expenditures of the association are kept strictly within the approved budget and also be a signatory to the accounts of the association as well as submit financial reports at all quarterly meetings of the national executive council, he will do so and even introduce a periodic method to ensure accountability.
He added that he was also looking forward to develop new ways and measures to allow NALAG generate more revenue to discharge its work.Mr Boadu said NALAG would also have to develop good proposals to help it get more money for its work.He stressed: “I want to improve upon what has been done. The law prescribes that you have to account to the people but I want to do it periodically to build trust and transparency. I will suggest to the council to buy into my idea and allow us move towards periodic accounting.
”When asked what legacy he would want to be remembered for, he stressed that he would enhance accountability and transparency through timely and regular dissemination of NALAG’s financial reports and also ensure financial liberation of NALAG through innovative and creative revenue mobilisation.Additionally, he indicated his plan to fashion out and develop a comprehensive welfare scheme to effectively and timely respond to the needs and aspirations of members.
He asserted that he would brainstorm and liaise with colleague executives for the introduction of NALAG’s car scheme for the benefit of the members.“I want to be remembered as the most transparent and accountable treasurer of NALAG. I am not only looking forward to transform our finances but will further make suggestions and submissions that will help NALAG transform into a holistic manner.
”The association is a non-profit making body which has objectives to promote the development of local government administration and decentralisation in Ghana, protect the rights, privileges and interests of all member district assemblies as may be affected by existing and future legislation and local government service delivery.