Kenema District Council (KDC) from Sierra Leone recently embarked on a study tour to the Adentan Municipal Assembly in Ghana, aiming to gain insights into the country’s decentralization, local governance, and service delivery systems. The study tour focused on various aspects, including local revenue generation, waste management, public financial management, and partnership management.

During the interactive sessions, the Municipal Finance Officer delivered a presentation on revenue improvement strategies and the processes involved. Participants learned about the steps taken to enhance local revenue generation and the challenges faced in the process.

Furthermore, the Municipal Development Planning Officer provided valuable insights into local economic development, emphasizing the preparation of the Action Plan and the medium-term development plan. The presentation shed light on the processes involved in these initiatives and their significance for Adentan Municipal Assembly.

Addressing waste management, the Municipal Director guided the visitors through the intricacies of the waste management system. They discussed the importance of waste segregation, collection, and final disposal. Additionally,

the discussions revolved around the necessary resources for effective waste management and the challenges associated with this crucial issue. Future solutions and innovative approaches were also explored to tackle waste management in the long term.

To offer a more practical experience, the study tour included a field trip to showcase several infrastructure projects that promote citizen-friendly public offices. Notable locations visited were the Adentan Multi-purpose High Court, a school structure built with community engagement, and a newly constructed facility that converts waste into a source of income and employment (Adentan Waste to Wages Projects (ADWAWA). These examples demonstrated the commitment of the Adentan Municipal

KENEMA DISTRICT COUNCIL (KDC) EXPLORES GHANA’S LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM ON STUDY TOUR TO ADENTAN MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

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