Some district assemblies in the Upper West region have resorted to borrowing from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to complete HIPC projects as a result of the irregular inflow of HIPC funds.

This development has negatively affected the ability of the district assemblies to plan, implement and carry out timely and objective monitoring of projects

These were some of the key issues that came out of a report from the monitoring and evaluation of projects under the Ghana HIPC Watch Project in the Upper West region and made known at a one-day workshop at Wa organized by SEND Foundation, an NGO.

The participants were drawn from the municipal and district assemblies in the region and representatives of relevant civil society organizations and members of the District HIPC Watch committees.

In the report, which covered the Wa Municipality, Nadowli, Jirapa/Lambussie, Lawra and Sissala East districts, it came out that none of these assemblies had received any HIPC funds from the central government from January to June.

Source: GNA