The Regional Planning Coordinating Unit (RPCU) of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) as part of its mandate is expected to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programmes and projects of all Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) of the Volta Region. This mandate the RPCU executes on quarterly bases in accordance with Section 188 of the Local Governance Act, 2016,  Act 936. In view of the above the RPCU , carried out its routine quarterly monitoring exercise of the activities, development projects, and programmess of all the eighteen (18) Municipal and  District Assemblies of the Volta Region for the second quarter of 2022. The RPCU constituted various monitoring teams which visited the Assemblies to assess the Assemblies and identify the challenges they faced  in order to recommend the necessary technical support they could get from the VRCC, Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) and the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD).

The Monitoring Exercise was carried out from Monday, 27th June 2022 to Friday, 6th July 2022. The various monitoring teams use the District Assemblies Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT) indicator checklist covering areas such as Compliance Indicator, Service Delivery Indicator and Performance Indicator of projects/programmes to assess the performance of the Assemblies  during the 2022 Second Quarter.

At each Assembly, relevant files and records on performance areas such as budget, finance, planning, administration and transparency, and accountability were examined.

Furthermore, physical project sites were inspected and data collected on the allocation and receipts of District Development Facility (DDF) and Urban Development Grant (UDG). Assessment of Mandatory Projects and interviews with officers in the Assemblies were also held. 

At the end of the assessment, MDAs were ranked in relation to the total expected score of 130 and most of the MMDAs obtained above the average score of 119. Hohoe Municipal Assembly scored 128, ranking (1st) first. Hohoe Municipal Assembly was  followed by Anloga and Ketu South Assemblies, each scoring 124 and ranking second (2nd). The following Assemblies; Afadzato South, Ho West and Keta scored 123 and were ranked third (3rd).

Hohoe Municipal Assembly was commended for the improvement in performance as compared to the previous quarter’s score of 117.