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African Social Science Review


Decentralization, leadership accountability, and empowerment of local leaders in Ghana are the main focus of this analysis. The paper discusses the complexities of decentralization and leadership responsibilities to effect changes toward a better path to socioeconomic development. It examines the problem with the Ghana Constitution as it pertains to local government elections and advocates for a constitutional amendment to empower districts and regions to elect their own leaders so that local governments in each district can be efficient and accountable to the electorate.


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Antwi-Boasiako, Kwame (2010) "Administrative Decentralization: Should Districts and Regions elect their own Leaders in Ghana?," African Social Science Review: Vol. 4 : Iss. 1 , Article 3.



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