Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2010

Publication Title

Journal of African Studies and Development

Volume

2

Abstract

Public administration as an art is defined in the Ghanaian context regarding decentralization and public officials’ accountability. It examines decentralization, local elections and empowerment. While the paper advocates for regional and district level elections, it uses the literature to argue that local representatives are more accessible to their locals. It questions the current appointment practices by the central government, which has become more partisan than originally intended in the Local Government Act. To affirm the democratic environment of politics in Ghana, it calls for constitutional amendment regarding decentralization and local government elections.

Issue

7

First Page

166

Last Page

175

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5897/JASD.9000033

ISSN

2141-2189

Comments

Antwi-Boasiako, Kwame Badu (2010). Public administration: Local government and decentralization in Ghana. Journal of African Studies and Development 2 (7): 166-175. https://doi.org/10.5897/JASD.9000033


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