DELIVERY OF MUNICIPAL SERVICE
The country’s ambitious local government system sought to devolve substantial responsibility to district assemblies to mobilize revenue and deliver municipal services.However over the past two decades,
Assemblies have not had the financial resources to maintain services.
Deficient urban services in water supply, sanitation, waste management and roads are a major constraint on urban productivity. Mobilizing more public and private capital for investment in urban infrastructure is a major necessity, along with using financial and institutional resources more efficiently. The huge gap between investment requirements and actual funds highlights the tremendous importance of improved cost recovery through user fees and local taxes.