The Greater Accra Regional Minster, Mr Henry Quartey, has admonished the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to adopt the District League Table (DLT) as a call to action and accelerate efforts in serving citizens.
He made the call at the Dissemination of the 2021 edition and pre-launch of the 2022 District League Table in Accra.
According to the Minister, this task complements the roles of duty-bearers and decision-makers’ goal of improving the welfare of the citizenry.
“We should also consider the results as a call to redirect our resources and investments into areas that we are not doing too well while maintaining and or improving in areas that have seen some progress,” he emphasized.
Mr Quartey expressed hope that stakeholders of the DLT would continue to see the fruit of their investments reflected in changes in the rankings and scores across all sectors.
On his part, the Vice Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Mr David Quaye Annang, stated that the NDPC would meet with state authorities to solicit assistance for lesser-ranked districts.
“We will make constant reference to the DLT results in our interactions with various state bodies like the Office of the President, Parliament, the Ministry of Finance and international development organizations to ensure that investments and support are targeted at the low-ranking Districts,” he underscored
He expressed gratitude to the Regional Coordinating Councils and all MMDAs for their collaboration in making the 2021 DLT a success and entreated all stakeholders to strengthen their commitment toward the DLT.
“Effectively engage and communicate the findings to Assembly Members and citizens during their Public Hearings and Town Hall meetings, and conduct further studies on some of the findings.
“Also ensure that recommendations of the 2021 DLT are followed through to ensure better results for our children and people at the local level,” he stressed.
Patience Anaadem, ISD
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