MIHOSO International Organizes Public Expenditure Tracking Survey Training in Sunyani and Berekum

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MIHOSO International a reputable organization committed to providing

Public Health, Social Advocacy, Capacity buiding Training, Sharing of

Resources, and Provision of Livelihood Empowerment programmes to

target women, Youth and Children in Ghana have organized a Public

Expenditure Tracking Survey in Sunyani and Berekum in the Brong Ahafo


The program which targets all artisans and associations within the

municipality is funded by World Bank and The Government of Ghana with

partnership MIHOSO International and SNV Ghana under 3years duration.

Program Coordinator, Mr. Thomas Benarkuu said it's organized once a

quarter to train SPEFIA Members on developmental issues and how

citizens can contribute as well as engage the assembly in

developmental issues.

According to him, the Pubic Tracking Survey (PETS) is a quantitative

survey of the supply side of public services.

"The unit of observation is typically a service facility and/or local

government i.e. frontline providers like schools and clinics. The

survey collects information on facility characteristics, financial

flows, outputs (services delivered), accountability arrangements,


He added that, Budget allocation alone can be a poor indicator of the

quality and quantity of public service delivered in countries with

weak institutions.

"While shifting of budgetary resources to priority sectors like

education and health is a good first step, it is crucial to ascertain

where and how the allocated sum gets spent. They highlight not only

the use and abuse of public money, but also give insights into the

concepts of capture, cost efficiency, decentralization, and


In a related development: The Sunyani Municipal Assembly has built 24

administration projects, 53 education projects, 77 bole-holes, 15

KVP's, 8 water closet, Provision of 18 waste containers, 11 Health

projects, 2 Security projects, 18 dump sites cleared, 16 electricity

projects and 226 road projects under the development of Urban


Compiled By: Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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