An Analysis of Medium Term Plans on the Activities of District Assemblies in Ghana: a case study of Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly.
The investigated implementation of medium-term plans of Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal Assembly, bringing into focus the level of efficiency in the implementation, challenges as well as its effect on Socioeconomic Development. The study was descriptive, using both primary and secondary sources of data. The study gathered data with the aid of the questionnaire and analysed data using the SPSS. The study revealed that the Assembly had no effective compliance to all the requirements, including inability to strictly comply with time lines for preparations and implementations. It was found that there is statistically positive relationship between implementation of the District Medium- Term Development Plans (DMTDPs) and Socioeconomic Development. A significant relationship was found between medium-term plan implementation and two key variables being infrastructural development and poverty reduction. Analysing the findings on the challenges facing the assembly in its effective implementation of DMTDPs, the study established that there is inadequate resource to support implementation in addition to budgetary constraints, while effective coordination is also lacking. Key recommendations therefore included the need for the various assemblies to be supported with the needed development at the local level. It was recommended that the assemblies should put in place the necessary transparency and accountability systems to engender the local-wide interest and support of its various development agendas.