The Shama District Assembly in the Western Region of Ghana is on the Open Government Partnership [OGP]. Over the past decade, the Assembly has been pursuing strategic measures that create the enabling environment for the citizenry to fully and effectively participate in its activities. Notable among them are the civic participation programmes including but not restricted to the following: People’s Forum, TownHall Meetings, Participatory Planning and Budgeting, Innovative Revenue Mobilization, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms, among others. With the support from our development partners such as Oxfam, Friends of the Nation (FoN), GIZ and the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana, the plans and budgets over the years are prepared based on the needs and aspirations of the people and the progress of implementation presented to them through the approaches mentioned above. The District has enjoyed the active participation of civil society in co-creating its Medium-Term Development Plan (MTDP) and budgets that fully reflect the prioritized needs of the people.
Download the Shama OGP Action Plan for the year 2021-2023 to read more.