Decentralisation and rural development in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality.
•The system of governance before the onset of globalisation
•The system of governance in the early 1980s
•Decentralisation in Africa
•Decentralisation in Ghana
oThe passage of the local government law 1988 (PNDC law 207)
oThe preparation and publication of LIs for the creation of the initial 110 District Assemblies which have now been increased to 254.
oThe main features of Ghana’s decentralisation programme are enshrined in Chapter 20 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. It states that Ghana shall have a system of local government and administration which shall, as far as practicable, be decentralised
•The main aim of Ghana’s decentralisation programme
•The issues the study seeks to address
•Why it is important to study these issues
•A lot of studies have been conducted into Ghana’s decentralisation since the creation of the District Assemblies. For example
(i)Aryee (1995) researched into the effectiveness of District Assemblies in addressing the needs of the communities
(ii)Wunsch (2001) looked at the success of decentralisation in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda
(iii)Kumi-Kyeremeh, Yankson and Thomi (2006) studied the effectiveness of the decentralisation programme in Ghana
(iv)Antwi-Bosiako (2010) researched into Ghana’s decentralisation, local elections and empowerment
•A lot of studies have been conducted into Ghana’s decentralisation since the creation of the District Assemblies (see Aryee (1995), Wunsch (2001), Kumi-Kyeremeh, Yankson and Thomi (2006) Antwi-Bosiako (2010). These notwithstanding, not much is understood about the capacity of ……. To contribute to decentralisation. Also, none of the studies have studied the issues from an interpretivist perspective to give voice to the local actors to…….Finally, the study area has not been well researched in terms of ……
The above provide useful guidelines for researchers to look at areas which have been neglected
Why the Upper Denkyira East Municipality was selected for the study?
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