As part of efforts to ensure that Public Offices are held accountable to their responsibilities, Civil Society Organizations like the Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition (GACC) in collaboration with Local Accountability Network (LANet) -Techiman since last year has been monitoring public contracts and projects in the health and education sectors undertaken by the Techiman Municipal Assembly.
Interacting with Project Cordinator Mr. Mustapha Yeboah who is also CEO of Center for Posterity Interest Organisation (COPIO) in Techiman
during a meeting with Stakeholders to present their monitoring report for 1st quarter (April –June 2021), he disclosed that ten (10) LANet members in Techiman were selected to engage the Municipal Procurement officer, interact and interview stakeholders and visited the beneficiary communities to verify the projects.
He revealed that though the Civil Society Organizations through their findings were unhappy with the performance of the Techiman Municipal Assembly in areas of public participation, efficiency, value for money and competition in public contracting, there is still room for improvement.
For her part, the Project Officer Mrs. Faustina Djabatey said there is the need for an improvement in project supervision by the local authorities and pleaded with the Techiman Municipal assembly to consider the recommendations in the report in order to improve delivery of health and education infrastructure services.