A day’s validation workshop had been held in Accra with a call on the Assemblies to involve the public in planning, budgeting and the implementation process of programmes and projects to ensure that these interventions achieve their intended purpose(s).
Mr. David Osei-Wusu, the Registrar at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) gave this advice during a day’s validation workshop at the ILGS Conference Center. The event was organized by the Local Government Service Secretariat in line with its mandate of ensuring that Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and Regional Co-ordinating Councils (RCCs) have the technical capacity for effective local governance in Ghana.
Participants were drawn from the MMDAs, RCCs, Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS), staff of the ILGS and as well as the Inter-ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC). There were also experts from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) and the civil society.
The workshop was to validate a framework on participatory planning and budgeting that would guide the Assemblies on how to involve the people in their operations to ensure that maximum benefits are derived from the programmes and projects they implement. Participants were taken through topics such as requirements and overview of participatory planning and budgeting