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Title: An evaluation of needs assessment of some selected District Assemblies in Eastern and Ashanti Regions of Ghana
Authors: Ahmed, Ibrahim Sarfo
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2016
Abstract: African countries such as Ghana, inherited highly centralized system of government at independence. Ideally, needs assessments are initially conducted to determine the needs of the people. Centralization of power led to the imposition of policies on the localities and this caused the state to fail as the main provider of basic needs, as exemplified by the declining service standards in education, health, access roads, etc. The study explored the needs assessment criteria of district assemblies in Ghana in the improvement of quality of life of the people. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires and interview. In all 3 districts planning officers were interviewed, 36 assembly and unit committee members and 333 people who were above 18 years also responded to questionnaires from four selected existing and new district assemblies namely: Ashanti (Asante Akim North and Atwima Nwabiagya) and Eastern (Kwahu South and Kwahu East) regions of Ghana. The data collected was then collated and analyzed. The study revealed that local people and district assembly members were not consulted in the development of projects. The study further established that there is non-existence of unified benchmark for needs assessment in the district assemblies of Ghana. The study recommended strengthening of relationship among developmental agents for better cohesion and teamwork for higher institutional achievement. Also, establishment of clearly defined long-term needs assessment framework and or policy in the district assemblies of Ghana for sustainable development.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Marketing and Corporate Strategy of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the award of the degree of Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management and Consulting), 2015.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9130
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