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Local Government Committee of Parliament undertakes oversight visits to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)

The Parliamentary Select Committee of Local Government and Rural Development, with support from STAR Ghana is visiting 45 selected districts in six regions of the country as part of the Committee's oversight responsibility. The Committee has a responsibility for following up on policy implementation and ensuring compliance with the distribution and allocation of resources at the local levels of governance.

Committee members on the Volta and Eastern Region Team - From left: Hon Thomas Ampem Nyarko, Hon William Agyapong Quaittoo, Ms Sandra Awuah (Clark) Hon Benjamin Komla Kpodo (Team Lead), Hon Mohammed Abdul-Aziz and Hon Ahmed Ibrahim

 

The Committee, divided into three (3) Teams, is embarking on the monitoring visit simultaneously with each Team visiting two regions. The Committee will monitor ongoing programmes and projects undertaken by the District Assemblies; monitor the application of the District Development Fund; sanitation and waste management; as well as the generation and utilisation of internally generated funds (IGF) by the Assemblies. 

Traditional leaders are participating in the sittings

 

Traditional Authorities, Civil Society Groups including Grant Partners of STAR Ghana and the Media are excepted to participate in the engagements across the selected Districts.

In attendance are Civil Society Organisations including STAR Ghana Partners and representatives of People with Disabilities

 

STAR Ghana in June 2017, signed a GHS5.4 million partnership framework with the Parliament of Ghana to help deepen and consolidate democratic governance in Ghana. The partnership with Parliament aims at helping to enhance Parliament's effectiveness in discharging its constitutional mandate.

District Assembly Sitting at Odumase-Krobo, Lower Manya Municipal Assembly

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