Accra – Wednesday, November 9, 2022: The Head of Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has commended the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the introduction of the District League Table (DLT).
He made the remark on Wednesday, November 9, when he delivered the keynote address during the launch of the DLT held at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). He said the DLT which was introduced by the UNICEF and in partnership with the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) in 2014, as a tool for tracking the national development of districts and helping in the appropriate generation of district-level data, has augmented the National Development Planning Commission’s (NDPC) role especially, in the monitoring and evaluation of development across Metropolitan, Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs).
According to the Head of Service (HoS), the Seventeen (17) assessed indicators under the five (5) selected sectors; Education, Health, Information Technology (IT), Governance, Water and Sanitation have placed emphasis on building a good foundation for the survival and development of children.
He said that the 2020 DLT report revealed some disparities existing across all two hundred and sixty-one (261) MMDAs and called on all District Chief Executives (DCEs) and Coordinating Directors (CDs) to learn from successful MMDAs and devise innovative measures to address them for improved service delivery at sub-national levels.
He also urged MMDAs to use digitalisation as a tool to improve some of these disparities, particularly in the mobilisation of revenue to complement government resources in carrying out their activities.