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General News of Thursday, 4 May 2017

Source: classfmonline.com

Accountable leadership builds trust – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has charged leaders to be accountable to citizens in order to build trust in public institutions.

He explained that citizens are entitled to know what public funds are used for. For him, this is one of the important ways to build confidence in public institutions of the country.

“Every month when I work, part of my salary is taken as tax, so as a citizen I want to be sure that whoever has been elected into government is going to be accountable on how he uses that money to improve my life,” he said.

He made this known on Thursday, May 4 at the three-day 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Durban, South Africa.

He was of the view that leaders must be held accountable to the people that voted them into office.