The Adentan Municipality has emerged as the best municipality according to the 2020 district league table, a grading system that ranks the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in Ghana based on their performances.
Following in second and third places are the Ga West Municipality and the Ayawaso Municipality in that order.
In the 2020 league table, the Adentan clinched the top spot from the Asante Akyem North Municipal who were winners in 2019.
It is interesting to note that the current seven top districts currently are all from the Greater Accra Region.
Some of the lowest-ranked districts also include Sene East in the Bono East Region, followed by the Sekyere Afram Plains district in the Ashanti Region and the Yunyoo-Nansuan district in the North East Region.
Seventeen indicators from five sectors that see to the well being of Ghanaians in each district spearheaded this report. These pointers include education, health, water and sanitation, information and communication technology and governance.
The report was however worried about “very wide” disparities among Ghana’s districts.
An instance they cited in terms of education is the fact that the top districts scored 95.54 per cent in the education index, while the last district scored 11.13 per cent.
“This trend is reflected in almost all the five sectors, suggesting that by some inaction or inadequate action, segments of the population are left behind in terms of service delivery and quality of life,” the report said.
They however cautioned that the absence of deliberate action to bridge the gap, through better funding and planning, among others, “will cause large sections of the population to be left behind in the march towards achieving the SDGs.”
The report was compiled by the National Development Planning Committee (NDPC). The NDPC is of the hope that the rankings will be used by the various assemblies, and other stakeholders, to mobilise resources for the development of lower-ranked or lagging districts.