Florence Afriyie Mensah, GNA
Kumasi, July 18, GNA – The Kumasi
Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) as part of efforts to deliver effective and
efficient service to the public, has inaugurated a Social Audit Committee (SAC)
to monitor and assess the implementation of development initiatives in
The SAC, which is being sponsored is an
accountability mechanism which creates a platform for citizens and organized
groups to assess and evaluate the assembly’s performance and policy decisions.
The five-member committee comprises
representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSO), residents, the Assembly
itself and youth groups.
The committee is supposed to conduct social
audit in some selected communities from July to September 2019 and bring feed
back to the assembly.
Ms. Yvonne Naboo, an Administrative Officer
of KMA, who inaugurated the committee, urged members to bring their expertise
to bear to help achieve the set goals, adding that, the Assembly would continue
to support it in the discharge of its duties.
“Do not hesitate to draw our attention to
any problems you encounter as you work at your assigned communities for us to
forge ways in resolving them to benefit the people”, she advised.
Ms. Naboo said it was the Assembly’s utmost
aim that the interest of all stakeholders in development was met.
Ms Faustina Osei Prempeh, a member of the
Committee, and Programmes Officer of the Rights and Responsibilities Initiative
(RRIG), a CSO, said the action plan of the Committee was supposed to span for
nine months, but due to some external factors, it would work from July to
September this year.
She said members would work hard to
complement the efforts of KMA in order to bring the needed development to the
people of Kumasi.
Activities to be undertaken by the Committee
include segmented group meetings with community members on the impact of
development projects on beneficiaries, using the community score cards.
The Committee would also meet authorities of
some selected basic schools, beginning with the State Experimental School at
Dakodwom to share experiences.