Residents of Ahodwo, a farming community near Nsawam, in the Eastern Region, have appealed to the government to provide them with potable water.
The residents made the call during a community durbar at Ahodwo by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). It was organised to educate the residents on social auditing and its importance to help promote good governance, fight corruption, improve accountability, ensure compliance with the rule of law and promote community ownership of developmental projects and policies.
In his address, the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Director of NCCE, Emmanuel Otto, asked the residents to demand accountability from their leaders.
He explained that the programme is geared towards promoting community ownership of developmental projects and policies, increase awareness of the operations of the local government and empower the citizenry to demand accountability from duty bearers.
Mr Otto underscored the need for all individuals who hold leadership positions to account for their stewardship, saying failure to do so may amount to misappropriation of public funds, which will not be spared by the laws when the culprits are found guilty.