Rethinking Decentralization and Local Government in Ghana proposals for Amendment

"Kwamena Ahwoi’s paper, which is a distillation of two separate papers, identifies twelve areas of Ghana's local government and decentralization system for critical analysis. It ends with a recommendation that the majority of the identified areas be subjected to constitutional or legislative amendment. Beginning with the conceptual issue of decentralization, the author argues for the different meanings of decentralization at the national, regional, district and sub-district levels to be articulated in the Constitution. He also proposes that the power given to the President to create districts in the Local Government Act, 1993, Act 462, should be taken away and vested in the Electoral Commission with the prior approval of Parliament."