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Modernised Administration for Increased Autonomy

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Digitising public administration at the local level improves efficiency and productivity. Faster and simpler revenue collection, especially, boosts transparency and increases municipalities’ autonomy by enhancing their ability to generate more local income in a systematic manner. 

Ghana has a legal decentralisation framework that allows for the fiscal autonomy of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) with important planning and coordination functions. "

Read the full op-ed published in Ghana’s newspaper of record The Daily Graphic.