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Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

Public Participation - Planning (SEK0005)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana Action Plan

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly

Support Institution(s): Metro Works Engineer, Public Relations Officer, Budget Officer, Community Development Officer, Metro Physical Planning Officer, IT Officer, STMA-CSUF, FoN, Kyzz FM, GNA, Global Communities

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Infrastructure & Transport, Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation, 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

Brief Description of Commitment: Build a participatory planning process - from needs assessment, to site selection, to project design - of infrastructure development projects. The Metropolitan Assembly will engage a pilot set of four communities across the four Sub Metropolitan areas within STMA to leverage the existing Time with Community platform to do so.; Status quo or problem/issue to be addressed: There are guidelines for engaging citizens in participation in local government, development planning and budgeting processes. However, the levels of citizen’s participation in the above are still limited and citizens feel that their needs are not adequately reflected and captured in Assembly’s development plans and annual budget. No existing formal mechanism to match government planning expertise with community knowledge of local needs and context for sustainable infrastructure development.; Main Objective: To ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels and also promote community ownership of development projects.; Relevant to OGP values: The implementation of this commitment will ensure effective participation and engagement between citizens and decision-makers in order to strengthen public participation, transparency and accountability. It is anticipated that increasing public participation in local governance and democratic processes will ensure that citizens are involved in actual decision-making on issues that affect them and hold duty bearers accountable. This will also ensure that citizens play their role of partners with the Metropolitan Assembly and other service providers in a manner that promotes good governance and community ownership.


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, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Public Service - Sanitation

    SEK0002, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  8. Fiscal Transparency

    SEK0003, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Public Participation - Private Sector

    SEK0004, 2017, Private Sector

  10. Public Participation - Planning

    SEK0005, 2017, Capacity Building