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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

Public Participation - Private Sector (SEK0004)

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: Metro Revenue Mobilization Officer, Metro Finance Officer, NBSSI/BAC,MOTI-Metro level, Sub Metropolitan District Council Administrators. Civil SOciety, Private Sector: Berea Social Foundation (Lead CS); STCCI, AGI, ASSI, FoN

Policy Areas

Private Sector, 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: STMA is mandated under the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) and LI 1928 as the local government authority responsible for assessment and collection of assigned fees and rates for local development; a critical part of this mandate is the participation of businesses in fixing the fees (“setting the tax rate”) together with STMA. However, big businesses – some of which are members of private sector associations – have largely been overlooked in the participatory fee fixing process. The Assembly has not always found the time to proactively engage these businesses. Primary objective: To promote inclusiveness, openness and participation in fixing of fees to build the trust of businesses in government contribute to enhancing local revenue generation. Short description: Partner with private sector associations to kick-start a systematic and participatory way of engaging with large businesses in setting fees (in international terms taxes) that they pay to the Metropolitan Assembly. The Metropolitan Assembly will engage the leadership of the private sector associations; AGI and STCCI to develop a strategy and engagement work plan for fixing fees. OGP challenge: The implementation of this commitment would promote civic participation in decision-making, transparency, innovation and openness in fixing fees with regards to the publication of the negotiation processes. With the private sector participating more in fixing fees, they are empowered to negotiate fair rates and fees in a transparent manner The processes will contribute to building trust and confidence in local government processes and result in increased local resource mobilization.


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