The Regional Planning Coordinating Unit (RPCU) of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) carried out its routine quarterly monitoring exercise of the activities, development projects, and programmes of all the eighteen (18) Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) of the Volta Region for the third quarter of 2022 in accordance with Section 188 of the Local Governance Act, 2016,  Act 936. As part of the monitoring exercise, and as expected of the various monitoring teams constituted by the RPCU, the teams assessed the MMDAs and identified the challenges they faced, in order that the necessary technical support could be provided by the VRCC, Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) and the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) based on the recommendations of the teams.

From Monday, 26th September 2022 to Wednesday, 5th October 2022 the various teams visited the MMDAs for the Monitoring Exercise using the District Assemblies Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT) indicator checklist  to assess the MMDAs on areas such as Compliance, Service Delivery and Performance of projects and programmes during the 2022 Third Quarter.

MMDAs were ranked in relation to the total expected score of 130 at the end of the assessment.   Most of the MMDAs obtained above the aaverage score of 113. Hohoe Municipal Assembly maintained the first position, scoring 128. This was followed by Anloga and South Tongu District Assemblies with each scoring 124 and placing second position.  South Dayi, Keta and Ketu South Assemblies scored 122 respectively and we’re ranked third.

Anloga District Assembly also maintained its position from the previous quarter.  South Tongu Distrist was highly commended for the improvement in performance as compared to the previous quarter.