Enhancing The Decentralisation Programme: District Assemblies And Sub-Structures As Partners In Governance

"Ten years ago, Ghana embarked on a major programme of local government reform and decentralisation. Ten years ago in 1989, the phased programme of District Assembly elections was concluded and the Assemblies inaugurated. Ten years ago, the then PNDC was predicting through the paragraphs of the little "Blue Book" that the District Assemblies were to be the foundation upon which Ghana's new democracy was to be erected. The story had however begun seven years earlier, in 1982, when the PNDC declared its commitment to people's power, grassroots democracy, and good governance at the local level."