Nii Osa Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resource and Mr William Hanna, EU Ambassador to Ghana signing the agreement.
Nii Osa Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resource and Mr William Hanna, EU Ambassador to Ghana signing the agreement.

The grant supports Ghana’s decentralization reform process that aims to improve service delivery at the district level, a release issued by the delegation of the EU to Ghana said on Wednesday.

Nii Osa Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resource and Mr William Hanna, EU Ambassador to Ghana signing the agreement.
Nii Osa Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resource and Mr William Hanna, EU Ambassador to Ghana signing the agreement.

In the framework of the EU’s financing agreement with Ghana, the 11.9 million euros has been released to the treasury to support the implementation of the National Decentralization Action Plan 2015-2019.

This is the fourth instalment of a program amounting to a total of 45 million euros.

The new payment was disbursed following the good results of decentralization process monitored in the past 12 months, the release said.

Key achievements include measures taken in favor of better dedicated staff at the district level, to strengthen local level capacity to participate in planning and budgeting, to have timely disbursement of funds from the district assemblies’ common fund to the metropolitan municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) and the improvement of the functioning of the feeder roads system.

The Ambassador of the EU to Ghana, William Hanna, said the EU was working with Ghana to ensure that more citizens got better services at local level such as feeder roads or social protection.

He said the MMDAs were crucial partners of central government, who should both implement and add to national development efforts, adding that the EU aims to strengthen local authorities to play their role in better accountability, transparency and service delivery.

“The decentralization reform in Ghana is making headway, and that’s why we are backing it with financial support, along with other development partners,” the release quoted Hanna as saying. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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