Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA
Jacobu (Ash) June 13, GNA - The Amansie Central District Assembly is making giant strikes in the implementation of capital development projects.
The district scored 52 per cent in the community performance assessment conducted by the Social Support Foundation (SSF) an NGO, as part of the Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) project.
Mr. Louis Acheampong, the Executive Director of SSF and the Coordinator of GSAM project, made this known at a Town hall meeting with assembly and community members at Jacobu.
The meeting was aimed at helping to create awareness among the community members of the duties of the assembly in relation to the implementation of capital development projects, disseminate information on studies conducted on the projects and other issues associated with the implementation of development capital projects in the area.
The GSAM project is being implemented by a consortium of NGOs, including Care International, Oxfam Ghana, and ISODEC with funding from the USAID.
It seeks to assess and monitor the implementation of capital projects being undertaking by district assemblies and build the capacities of citizens to monitor the implementation of these projects by the district, municipal and metropolitan assemblies.
Among the projects being monitoring in the Amansie Central were an Emergency Service and Fire Station, as well as a Community Health Based Planning Services (CHPS) Compound.
Mr. Acheampong explained that the community assessment was based on the project initiation and planning, contractor selection and contracting, project execution and citizen’s perception of the project benefit.