The Bolgatanga Municipality has been identified as the best performing municipality within the Upper East Region in the education sector by the National Development Planning Commission and its partners, primarily, UNICEF.
In the recently released 2021, District League Table, the Bolgatanga Municipality scored 30.22 and was placed 49th in the national ranking.
The Bolgatanga East District was placed second in the Upper East Region with a score of 24.22 but placed 79th in the national ranking.
The Kassena Nankana West District scored 23.39 and placed 90th in the national ranking.
The Bawku West District and Bongo District followed in the 4th and 5th positions, respectively, in the Upper East Region.
The District League Table (DLT) is developed as a tool for tracking national development and highlighting MMDs that are doing well and those challenged in terms of wellbeing of their populations. The DLT has raised issues regarding quality-of-service delivery and disparities in wellbeing among the 261 MMDs. The bigger objective is generating action by Government and its MDAs towards ensuring better prioritisation and equitable resource allocation has not been fully achieved.
The DLT is to “enable Government gain better understanding of the status of wellbeing across the districts in the country. To provide the evidence and basis for more equitable resource allocation and social investment to reduce disparities between districts. To increase social accountability around service delivery between national/local government and citizens; and to improve state responsiveness in development and service delivery at the district level.
The Binduri, Talensi, Tempane, Builsa South Districts and Kassena Nankana Municipality were the least performing districts in the Upper East Region.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana