The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) as part of efforts to deliver effective and efficient service to the public, has inaugurated a Social Audit Committee (SAC) to monitor and assess the implementation of development initiatives in communities.
The SAC, which is being sponsored is an accountability mechanism which creates a platform for citizens and organized groups to assess and evaluate the assembly's performance and policy decisions.
The five-member committee comprises representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSO), residents, the Assembly itself and youth groups.
The committee is supposed to conduct social audit in some selected communities from July to September 2019 and bring feed back to the assembly.
Ms. Yvonne Naboo, an Administrative Officer of KMA, who inaugurated the committee, urged members to bring their expertise to bear to help achieve the set goals, adding that, the Assembly would continue to support it in the discharge of its duties.
"Do not hesitate to draw our attention to any problems you encounter as you work at your assigned communities for us to forge ways in resolving them to benefit the people", she advised.
Ms. Naboo said it was the Assembly's utmost aim that the interest of all stakeholders in development was met.
Ms Faustina Osei Prempeh, a member of the Committee, and Programmes Officer of the Rights and Responsibilities Initiative (RRIG), a CSO, said the action plan of the Committee was supposed to span for nine months, but due to some external factors, it would work from July to September this year.
She said members would work hard to complement the efforts of KMA in order to bring the needed development to the people of Kumasi.
Activities to be undertaken by the Committee include segmented group meetings with community members on the impact of development projects on beneficiaries, using the community score cards.
The Committee would also meet authorities of some selected basic schools, beginning with the State Experimental School at Dakodwom to share experiences.