Verifiable data from the 2021 District League Table shows that the Upper East Region is the second to last performing region in the area of sanitation. Out of a possible score of 100, the region scored 27.3. Savannah Region was identified to be the last performing region nationally in the area of sanitation with a score of 23.4 out of 100.
The Northern Region which scored 43.4 points, was placed 9th in the ranking. The Upper West Region, which placed 11th, scored 41.9 points, while the North East Region placed 12th with a score of 41.5 points.
In the Upper East Region, Bolgatanga East District had the highest score of 96 and ranked 22nd nationally. Builsa South District followed with a score of 92 and was ranked 40th nationally. Bawku Municipal and Bongo District both scored 86 and were ranked 83rd in the national ranking. The Kassena Nankana West Municipal was ranked 85th with a score of 86.
Meanwhile, the Binduri, Builsa North, Talensi, Garu and Pusiga Districts were identified as the least performing districts in the region with each respectively scoring 80, 79, 73.3, 68, and 67 points.
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.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana