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ADVOCATING FOR IMPROVED URBAN RESOURCE MOBILIZATION FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT



THE DELAYED DISTRICT LEVEL ELECTION IN GHANA: CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL MATTERS ARISING



The Decentralization Eye is your most authoritative source of information and education on local government and decentralization in Ghana.

The first edition of the Decentralization Eye carries issues on Ghana’s preparedness for the 2014 local level elections. The edition also reviewed local level elections held so far in the country. The Supreme Court ruling on the 2012 elections and its impact on local government elections received due attention. The recommendations of the Constitutional Review Commission, the government white paper and local level elections have been well treated in the premier edition of the Decentralization Eye.

The second edition of the Decentralization Eye focuses on an extensive commentary on the Decentralization and local government section of the 2015 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Ghana. A detailed paper on improving local government financing and economic development in Ghana and the vision of the Regional Coordinating Council of the Greater Accra Region for the region with a close up look on the Ga West Municipal Assembly are some distinct features covered in the second edition of the Decentralization Eye.

The third edition of the Decentralization Eye opens with a resounding call for the local government election day to be declared a public holiday. A classic analysis of the Constitutional Review Commission’s Report and the government white paper with an emphasis on areas requiring further consideration and an intriguing assessment of decentralization implementation in Ghana has been captured in this edition. The 2015 local government elections and matters arising, a close up on the Suhum Municipal Assembly; Greetings from Parliament among many other informative issues feature prominently in this edition.

The fourth edition of the Decentralization Eye has the municipal finance market possibility for local governments in Ghana as its lead article. The expiration of the moratorium under the Disability Act and Ghana’s preparedness to fully implement the provisions of the Act, Greetings from Parliament and other cogent issues relating to the practice of decentralization and local governance are extensively covered in this edition of the newsletter.



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