Promoting Social Accountability to Enhance Spending Efficiency at Local Government Level

November 20, 2019

Inclusive development has become a popular development mantra across the globe, at least from the perspective of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Emphasis has therefore been placed on the need for Governments across the world to initiate development interventions that seek to incorporate the real needs of their citizens in a sustainable manner. In line with this, the ruling party for the 2017-2021 term of Ghana unraveled its commitment to pursue a development agenda that seeks to create the right partnerships and development synergy with other countries, especially the developed economies instead of the ‘so-called’ popular traditional dependency relationships that exist between developing and developed countries—where the developed countries continuously give aid to the developing ones, which in the long run, undermines all-inclusive growth and development. The new pathway popularly spearheaded as “Ghana Beyond Aid” is expected to support development initiatives that empower local actors [individuals, institutions] to make effective and efficient use and allocation of resources in a manner that meets the needs of Ghanaians without any form of hegemonic influence from other countries.