A Study into the Utilization of the District Assemblies? Common Fund in the New Juaben Municipality

Francis Gyebi, Matilda Selikem Novieto, Frederick Narh


The idea of creating District Assemblies is in direct response to the needs expressed by the Public and for that matter their operations are expected to reflect the interest of the public. For effective and efficient management by District Assemblies, there is the need for adequate financing. The objectives of the study is to assess the procedure used in disbursing the fund and also to assess whether DACF is put to effective and efficient use and to find out the Challenges facing the Municipal Assembly in terms of management of the fund. The main findings of the research indicate that; the funds released over the years were inadequate. Between 2008 and 2010 only 60.36% of the expected funds were released posing a problem to management. Projects were also selected in order of priority.  The researchers also find out that almost all the communities benefited from the Common Fund.


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