LaNMMA Undergoes GARID Assessment

The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA) on Thursday 2nd March, 2023 underwent a One-Day Assessment as part of requirements under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project.

The GARID Project is a World Bank-supported intervention that seeks to sustainably address flood risks and waste management in the catchment area of the Odaw Basin (traversing 17 Assemblies) in the Grater Accra Region of Ghana. The project spans over 5 years and the duration extends   from 2020 to 2025.

The GARID project is a performance-based intervention, and requires that beneficiary Assemblies (17 for now) undergo a yearly assessment on their performance in the implementation of approved work plans for the previous year to justify their Operation and Maintenance (O&M)   Grant allocation in the ensuing year. However, delay in the development of an assessment criteria culminated in a uniform amount being released to all 17 beneficiary Assembly’s in 2021 for the 2022 fiscal year. The maiden assessment conducted recently is to determine the O&M Grant release to the Assemblies’ concerned. The beneficiary Assemblies that obtain the maximum score are expected to attract higher rewards than those who would perform averagely.

In furtherance of this, LaNMMA alongside the 16 remaining Assemblies underwent one-day intensive assessment for the 2022 fiscal year. The Assessment which was carried out by selected consultants from Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development as well as the Local Government Service respectively; was commissioned by the GARID Project Co-ordinating Unit (GARID PCU).

At the Assembly level, the GARID PSU Team Members led by the Assembly’s GARID PSU Co-ordinator spearheaded the Assessment with moral support from the Municipal Chief Executive (Hon. Jennifer Dede Adjabeng) and the Municipal Co-ordinating Director (Abena Kwesiwa Kyei). At the end of the assessment, LaNMMA came out successfully and thus hope to access the full grant allocation for implementation of its approved plan for 2023.

Besides, the O&M Grant release to the project Assemblies in 2022, all 17 Assemblies had taken delivery of 1No. Compactor Truck, 3No. Motorcycles, 10No. Motorised Sprayers, 18No. Wheelbarrows, 10 No, Safety Boots, 20 No. Wellington Boots, 10 Safety Helmets, 50 No. Reflector Jackets, 10No. Pair of Googles, 50 No. Pair of Hand groves, 50 No. Shovels, 50 No. Rakes, 10 No. Working Gear and 10 Overall Coats as part of the project’s logical support. The Assemblies’ had also been promised a state-of-the-art drone equipment to complement its spatial planning and development control enforcement efforts.


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