Views: 148 Ishmael Junourgh, Accra, July 30, 2019, Tue, 1:00pm The Center for Democratic Governance (CDD) has highlighted service delivery disparities...
Ishmael Junourgh, Accra, July 30, 2019, Tue, 1:00pm
This was in stakeholder engagement in Accra, today.
“In education, the highest-scoring district had a basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) pass rate of 90 percent, whereas the district with the lowest score had only a 28.4 percent pass rate;” according to the report.
The District League Table II (DLT II) is a tool that gives an overall assessment of social development in Ghana by ranking all the 216 districts.
Now, the CDD report is calling on the government to improve the low performing districts, and asking the MMDAs to strengthen data collection, improve monitoring and reporting frameworks to ensure that no district was left behind in Ghana’s development process.
The report also has it that whereas the highest-scoring districts had 100 percent skilled birth attendance at the point of delivery; the lowest-scoring districts had 10.5 percent skilled birth delivery.
Now in rural and urban water coverage, the highest-scoring district had 94.6 percent coverage against 14.8 percent for the lowest-scoring districts.
Also, birth registration of children less than one year in the districts with the highest-scoring stands at 212 percent, while those with the lowest scoring pegs at 4.28 percent.
Aside, in sanitation, the best performing districts had 90.9 percent of the communities certified as open defecation free, while the lowest only had 0.2 percent certified.
However, the CDD report indicated that some district was yet to “roll out programs and undertake the certification process.”
Speaking at the forum with the MP for Tolon, Hon. Wahab Suhuyini, he said the necessary and putting the MMDs on their toes to improve in the area they were found non-performing.
When asked, he said the Tolon District needed to improve in water and sanitation delivery.