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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

Fiscal Transparency (SEK0003)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Sekondi-Takoradi Action Plan 2018-2020, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana Action Plan

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly

Support Institution(s): Government Metropolitan Budget Officer, Public Relations Officer , Revenue Mobilization Officer, NCCE, Information officer, IT Officer; Civil Society, Private Sector: Berea Social Foundation (Lead CS); Friends of the Nation, Kyzz FM, AGI, STCCI

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Fiscal Transparency, Records Management, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: NR

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: NR

Design i

Verifiable: NR

Relevant to OGP Values: NR

Potential Impact: NR

Implementation i

Completion: NR

Description

Issue to be addressed: Management of the Assembly and the citizens need financial data on a regular basis to do their job and understand how the Assembly is using their money. However, there is no system in place to manage, share and receive feedback on financial information although there is an MIS Unit in the Assembly. Due to this situation, citizens do not have access to the right information on their contributions (rates and fees) and external inflows (donors and central government) and how these funds are used in service and infrastructure provision. Also internal information sharing (in the right format) is inadequate for decision-making by some key departments within the Assembly. Primary objective: To build citizen‟s trust and confidence in resource allocation and utilization and also strengthen fiscal transparency and accountability. Short Description: Create a localised standard operating procedure for streamlining financial records management and sharing. STMA would come out with a disaggregated financial records format that would be simple, easy to understand and analyze. This would respond to the needs and expectations of citizens on how generated revenue and external inflows are expended. OGP challenge: The execution of the commitment will strengthen fiscal transparency, openness and accountability. Citizens will understand the financial information shared with them at town hall meetings and SPEFA sessions. The commitment has the overall impact of reducing citizen‟s apathy in the payment of taxes and rates needed for development as openness and accountability would be promoted. Also citizens would see the real impact of their financial contributions and other statutory payments from central government.


Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana's Commitments

  1. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

    SEK0006, 2018, E-Government

  2. CIVIC PARTICIPATION & FISCAL TRANSPARENCY

    SEK0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Public Service Delivery

    SEK0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Access to Information

    SEK0009, 2018, E-Government

  5. PUBLIC SERVICES –Sanitation

    SEK0010, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Public Service-Security

    SEK0001, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. Public Service - Sanitation

    SEK0002, 2016, Infrastructure & Transport

  8. Fiscal Transparency

    SEK0003, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Public Participation - Private Sector

    SEK0004, 2016, Private Sector

  10. Public Participation - Planning

    SEK0005, 2016, Capacity Building