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Upper East Region placed last out of 16 regions in area of nutrition

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The Upper East Region has been ranked the 16th least performing region out of 16 regions in the Nutrition performance sector of the 2021 District League Table (DLT). The region secured a total score of 70.7 out of 100. They are  grouped with seven other regions, which include the North East and Savannah regions, who had scored lower than 80 percent. The Northern Region and Upper West Region secured scores of 85.8 and 80.1 percent and were ranked 3rd and 9th, respectively. 

Meanwhile, in the Upper East Region, the top five (5) performing districts in the Nutrition Performance sector had the Builsa South District securing the highest score of 54.95. They are ranked 9th, while the Pusiga District, which secured 51.07 points, is ranked 22nd. Garu District, Tempane District, and Bolga East District each secured a national score of 45.79, 45.15, and 43.76, respectively. 

Nabdam District (36.6), Builsa North District (32.97), Bawku West (28.97), Kassena West District (28.85), and Bolgatanga Municipal (26.72) are the region’s five (5) lowest performing MMDAs in the Nutrition sector, with scores below 40%. These districts were ranked 163, 197, 220, 222, and 229, respectively. 

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



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