The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will convene a special experience-sharing forum for twenty (20) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) across the country on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel.
The one-day forum will also bring together representatives from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Local Government Services Secretariat and the Institute of Local Government Studies to deliberate on key local governance issues aimed at improving citizens’ access to information.
Functional local government system thrives in the setting where authorities are accountable, transparent and responsive while citizens are informed and take active participation in decision making.
The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to share knowledge on communication and public outreach efforts aimed at promoting citizen’s engagement in local governance.
The Experience-Sharing forum forms part of a project being implemented by the MFWA in collaboration with DW Akademie aimed at increasing citizens’ access to information, and encouraging citizen participation in development issues in selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).