[ 2017-05-24 ]
NDC foot soldiers benefit from LEAP
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) District Director
for Right to Information Coalition (RTI), King
Ralph Osei Agyeman has emphatically stated that
most beneficiaries under the LEAP are party
affiliates or foot soldiers of the National
Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, their checks from
representatives from some of the LEAP communities
in the country led to the revelation. He has
therefore called on the government to put measures
in place to ensure that the right people benefit
from the program.
He made this known during a forum to create
awareness on the LEAP in the area over the
Mr Osei Agyeman observed that since the inception
of the program, the number of beneficiary
households has gradually increased from 30,000
households in 21 districts to 147,901 in 188
districts across the 10 regions.
He expressed concern about the low level of
awareness and involvement of citizens on the
implementation of the program despite its
“At the community level, there is limited
knowledge and understanding of the concept of LEAP
such as the criteria for selecting beneficiaries
which was retarding the progress of the program”
The District Director called for the need to
facilitate citizen’s involvement and participation
in the LEAP program through public education.
Source - dailyguideafrica.com
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