Top Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country did not perform well in the year 2014, a report released by the Centre for Democratic Governance (CDD) has shown.
The report dubbed District League Table (DLT) is a simple ranking tool which assessed the progress of the MMDAs in the areas of education, sanitation, rural water, health, security and governance.
“The ultimate objective of the District League Table is to increase social accountability in Ghana that will lead to improving development for the country’s population,” the report added.
In all, the Tano South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region topped the list with a total score of 76 while the Karaga District Assembly in the Northern Region ranked last with a paltry 15 score.
According to the report, 95 MMDAs out of 216 scored below the average score of 58%.
Out of the 6 metropolitan assemblies in the country, only one, Tema Metropolitan Assembly, made it into the first 20 ranking.
- Accra Metropolitan Assembly – 67
- Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly – 53
- Tema Metropolitan Assembly – 69
- Tamale Metropolitan Assembly – 65
- Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly – 53
- Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan – 56
Eight (8) districts in the Ashanti Region made it into the first 20 list.
Districts in the Volta and Northern Regions together had 12 of the bottom 20 districts.
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By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana