Local government employees’ unions within West African sub region can make democracy more meaningful at the grassroots if they collaborate to share ideas, a Ghanaian union official has said.
Mr Joe Boahen, General Secretary of the Local Government Workers Union (LGWU), who told the Ghana News Agency on Sunday, said: “The effective collaboration and sharing of best practices among local government unions in the sub region will be an important step to deepen democracy and decentralization at the local level.”
He said there seemed to be lots of challenges implementing local governance systems and especially the concept of decentralization among states in the region, but all that could be surmounted through learning from each. Mr Boahen was commenting on the just ended international workshop in Accra for 350 members of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) from the State of Osun.
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