A day’s training on utilization of Community Score Card (CSC) has been organized for assembly members of Asokore Mampong Municipality.
It was a strategic approach implemented by officials of the No Business as Usual (NBU) to empower participants to track and monitor service providers on how they utilize state resources through the usage of CSC tools.
The ultimate aim of the training was to deepen social accountability and transparency within the Municipality.
It took place at the hub of the project on Friday, 26th March, 2021.
Participants, dominantly elected assembly members drawn from the 15 electoral areas making up the municipality were equipped with knowledge and skills on how best to inform citizens on the availability of a public good and solicit their opinions on the effectiveness or otherwise of the public good or service.
It as well educated them on the CSC process of empowering citizens to make their voices heard and demand improved service delivery from public officials.
In his presentation, trainer Mr. Hamza Bawa Mahama (Communication Expert for TREE Project) educated them on the phases of CSC implementation, advantages of CSC, requirements for an effective CSC, goals and core strategies of CSC, uses of CSC, when CSC is useful among others.
Speaking to the media at the end of his presentation, he expressed worry over how Community Score Card is scarcely used in Ghana, underling that appropriate and broader usage of CSC tools will help keep service providers in check and will compel them to do the right thing.
He indicated that majority of the citizenry appreciate the concept of social accountability, “However, tools on social accountability of which CSC tools are part are not implemented.”
Utilization of CSC tools he stressed will go far in fighting corruption in the country and that position holders will be made to do the right thing.