Commissioning of Project
Commissioning of project aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the management and utilization of the 3% district assembly common fund that is allocated to persons with disability
On the 27th of September 2017, representatives from the Cooperation Department of the French embassy, Marion Chapon the Cooperation attaché, and Genevieve Partington, the Projects Coordinator, attended the launching of this France-sponsored project geared towards improving the livelihood of persons with disability in the Upper East region.
Within the framework of the “PISSCA” French Solidarity Programme that focuses on strengthening civil society organisations, the Embassy of France in Ghana financed to the tune of 116,140 Ghs (23,700€), a project initiated by the TEERE association in collaboration with the National Association of Local authorities of Ghana. (NALAG)
This project, entitled “promotion of transparency and accountability in the management and utilization of the 3% district assembly common fund allocated to persons with disability”, seeks to create awareness on the use of management systems for efficient disbursement of funds, establishment of monitoring tools, enhancement of transparency for beneficiaries and advocacy for women with disabilities. Seven pilot districts have been selected for implementation of the project: Garu-Tempane, Kassena-Nankana West, Talensi, Bongo, Bolgatanga, Nabdam and Builsa South.
Also present at the launch were the Upper-East regional minister, the chairman of the Upper East section of Ghana Federation for Disability,(GFD) as well as many other invited guests.