The promises and realities of Ghana's decentralization: a case study from the Wenchi district of Ghana

The promises and realities of Ghana's decentralization: a case study from the Wenchi district of Ghana

Author: 
Adams. Samuel
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2015
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Responsibility: 
Taabazuing, Joseph, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Source: 
Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 2015, pp. 88-104
Abstract: 

This article explores the functioning of the decentralized structures in Wenchi district of Ghana with the view of generating deeper insights into the interplay between decentralization outcomes and prevailing social, economic, and cultural realties of the people. Data were collected from both secondary and primary sources. The main findings of the study indicate that sub-district structures do not provide an effective platform for citizen participation. Elections were found to primarily be an instrument for demanding accountability from assembly members. Finally, field services were found not to be responsive to the needs of citizens.

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CITATION: Adams. Samuel. The promises and realities of Ghana's decentralization: a case study from the Wenchi district of Ghana . : Taylor & Francis Group , 2015. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 2015, pp. 88-104 - Available at: http://library.au.int/promises-and-realities-ghanas-decentralization-case-study-wenchi-district-ghana-1