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Assembies asked to give priority to tourism development

Kumawu (Ash), May 11, GNA – District Assemblies have been asked to focus priority attention on the development of rural and agro-tourism to help create wealth and boost the local economy. Read more

Twifo/Atti-Morkwa District Assembly In Focus

[By Abu Ibrahim Azabre] It is always my desire to contribute to the development of local communities in Ghana and Africa through whatever capacity I could. Read more

President launches Technical Education Programme at Ada

President John D. Mahama has asked Ghanaians to disregard the perception that technical and vocational education training is for persons who are not academically sound. Read more

Work on Ada Coastal Protection Project completed

Construction works on the Ada Coastal Protection Works have been completed. The €240 million two-phase project, referred to as the Ada Sea Defence Project, started in 2013 and has since... Read more

Parent Teacher Relationship in Pute, Ada District Assembly

By noahdamehblog Pute is a community along the coast of Ada. The community has a basic school but the school faces many challenges. Read more


The Tamale Abattoir has been inaugurated following the completion of rehabilitation works. M/S Savannah Construction Company Limited undertook the rehabilitation works at the cost of One million two hundred and... Read more

Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) tops 2015 District League Table

The 2015 District League Table (DLT) has been launched, with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) emerging as the best performing assembly in the country with a score of 76.58 per cent. Read more

Citizens Feedback Deliver Results: Refuse cleared in Nyohini

The MP for Tamale South Haruna Iddrisu has cleared a huge refuse damp in the Nyohini community in the Tamale Metropolis following concerns raised by callers and discussants on Radio... Read more

PROJECT UPDATE: Construction of 3-unit classroom block and ancillaries at SDA School at Kalandan in the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly

A three unit classroom block for the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School at Kaladan has been completed. Read more

Local Gov’t Minister lauds Tamale Metropolitan Assembly

Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has touted the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TAMA) as a shining model in terms of government projects execution. Read more

Assembly members schooled on local government processes

Mr Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has urged elected and appointed Assembly members to remain non-partisan and be pro development. Read more

How Ghana’s districts can improve citizen engagement using mobile phones

With the influx of mobile phones over the last decade, mobile for development programmes, often known simply as M4D, have emerged as a new field in communication. Read more

Follow-up on the construction of Gumani Drainage system & interaction with residents

Works on the Gumani drainage system is progressing steadily. The one thousand meters long concrete wall and floor concrete is about 46 percent complete. Read more

Assembly Members take office amid protests against some government appointees

District assemblies throughout the country are back to life following the inauguration of new district assembly members yesterday. Read more

Why aren’t the media taking part in the open data conversation?

In early September, hundreds of open data practitioners, civil servants, researchers, technologists and specialists in health, agriculture, governance and education gathered in Tanzania for the first Africa Open Data Conference. Read more

Citizens views considered at Ada East Assembly DPCU meeting

Penplusbytes’ Jerry Sam and Franka Darfour together with Mr. Isaac Djagbletey of Radio Ada on 17th September, 2015 met with the District Planning Committee Unit (DPCU) of the Ada East... Read more

Report: “Grassroots Open Government Using Digital Tools” Project Launch at Modern City Hotel, Tamale.

The programme started at 10:00am after an opening prayer by Mr. Abdulbaaki, a community member of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly and a Programmes’ Assistant at Radio Savannah-GBC. Read more

Vital for Open Government Partnership (OGP), Civil Society Needs Shrper Tools to Defend Civic Space

A few weeks ago on 28 August Mozambican journalist and publisher Paulo Machava was shot dead while jogging. Read more

Assemblies urged to involve the people in Accountability

Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has called on District and Municipal Assemblies to motivate citizens in their areas to be involved in the transparency and accountability process of their... Read more

REPORT: Launch of "Grassroots Open Government Using New Digital Tools" in Ada East District Assemby

The programme started at exactly 11:00am after a prayer was said by one community member of Angonya and Dogwam.  The MC; Mr. Gjagbletey, station coordinator of Radio Ada led the... Read more

Ghana scores 51 per cent in 2015 open budget survey

Ghana has scored 51 per cent in the latest 2015 Open Budget Survey out of 100 countries, falling below Sierra Leone which scored 52 per cent in the West African Region. Read more

Approx. 114 million 2nd Quarter District Assembly Common Fund Released

The Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), Mr. Kojo Fynn announced to all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), and the general public of the disbursement of the... Read more

Penplusbytes Enable Citizens Participation at Grassroots Level Using Technology

Without citizens participation in the local governance system, decision making process is left in the sole hands of few elected and unelected leaders. Read more


Civic engagement is at the heart of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). In signing the Open Government Declaration, OGP members commit to engaging citizens in the development, implementation, and monitoring... Read more

Penplusbytes launches Ada Grassroot Open Government Project

In a move to improve transparency, accountability and civic participation to ensure that public resources especially at the grassroots are used efficiently, Penplusbytes with funding from Making All Voices Count... Read more

Tamale Town Hall Meeting

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly says it needs an additional 2 million Ghana Cedis to enable it provide total sanitation coverage in the metropolis. Read more


Transparency, accountability and civic participation are necessary conditions to ensure that public resources especially at the grassroots are used efficiently. These conditions helps to ensure that public policies are not only designed in the best interest of citizens but ensure governments work for their benefit. For, this to be realized, Penplusbytes with funding from Making All Voices Count (MAVC) is launching the “Grassroots Open Government Using New Digital Tools” project.

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