Obuasi Municipal Assembly ranked 2nd Best in Ashanti

Last Updated on May 25, 2024 by Admin

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has emerged as the 2nd best district in the 2023 District Level Performance Assessment and Ranking in Ashanti Region with a score point of 73.9 per cent. It also placed 6th in the national ranking.

This was contained in a report issued by the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS).  A Local Government Index (LOGIN) was designed to provide a comprehensive and holistic assessment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) from the perspectives of residents who interacted with research officers.

The assessment was conducted by the ILGS in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development and the Office of the Head of Local Government Service, with financial support from the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland.

The LOGIN used residents’ scorecards to rank the 261 MMDAs on seven local governance performance areas and 47 indicators.

The seven LOGIN areas were Quality of administrative services, Quality of leadership exhibited by the District Chief Executive, Quality of representation by Assembly Members, and Quality of professionalism exhibited by the staff of the District Assembly.

The others were the Quality of social services provision, the Quality of opportunities provided by the Local Government for residents’ participation in decision-making, and the Quality of opportunities provided for Local Economic Development.

Speaking on the success chalked under his able leadership, the Municipal Chief Executive Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah said it was down to years of hard work and collaboration between his office and other Heads of Department.

He said since assuming office in May, 2017, he has put in many efforts in rebranding the Assembly and making sure the Assembly delivers on its mandate to the people. This he said, has been integral in the successes chalked over the years.

On the need for accountability in governance, the Obuasi MCE said the local governance act affords the citizenry the opportunity to participate effectively in governance and promote an inclusive society based on public official accountability and responsiveness.

Composed by: ISD-OMA

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