PROJECT TITLE: Promoting Social Accountability Through Citizens Participation In Local Governance In Ghana- FUNDED BY Open Society for Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) through the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
With the support of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) with funding from the Open Society for Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to implement the above mentioned project for a period of 4 years and aims at increasing demand for transparency, participation and feedback in local government planning and budgeting processes through increased citizen participation. The project in beign implemented in 20 MMDAs across the country with other CSOs. RISE-Ghana is implementing in the Kasena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.
“Since I was born, I have never been involved in any process by the district assembly to know about how they make plans and budgets even though I have been paying tolls. As a Youth Leader, I am happy that OSIWA and CDD-Ghana and District Assembly Staff have come to our deprived community to interact with us and collect our views. This is a novelty and the youth of Gunwoko Tangasiya, Sirigu are very grateful.- Theophilus Adakema, Youth Representative Sigiru.
“This durbar is an eye opener, it has made my people understand that the District Assemblies do not just collect money, sit and share among themselves but must follow a due process and also account regularly to the people. It helped my people know how the common fund is disbursed and their role in strengthening accountability at the district assembly”- Honourable Barnabas Aduko, Assembly Member, Sirigu Central Electoral Areas.