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No.25: A Survey On Citizen Participation In Local Governance
No.25: A Survey On Citizen Participation In Local Governance
02 March, 2016

Ghana’s current Local Government system has been in practice for over two decades and was introduced with the intention of increasing the participation of citizens, communities, and other non-state actors in the management of the state’s affairs at the local level. In that regard, subsequent governments have strengthened the infrastructural base of the local government system. For example, the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and the subsequent Local Government Act of 1993(Act 462) makes it obligatory for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to involve the citizenry in their activities in order to promote an inclusive society and facilitate public accountability. In practice, however, accountability of the MMDAs to the electorate remains inadequate.

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