The 2023 -2026 composite budget presentation process has begun in earnest and in line with regulation 17(3) of the Public Financial Management Regulation, 2019, L1 2378 as well as paragraph 105 of the 2023 -2026 budget preparation guidelines. Regional Budget Hearings are being organised for all 261 Metropolitans, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the (16) regions across the country from Wednesday 26th to Monday 31st October 2022.

The Zone II edition of the 2023-2026 Regional composite Budget hearing program was held on the 27th October, 2022 at the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly (KKMA).  The MMDAs in the Greater Accra Region were grouped into 10 zones and KKMA happened to be the host Assembly for Zone II which comprises of KKMA, Ningo-Prampram Municipal Assembly and Ada West District Assembly.

Hon. Amanquah delivering his welcome address.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for KKMA; Hon Samuel Okoe Amanquah in his welcome address said that budgeting is an important method for achieving set organisational goals and objectives. He added that budget hearing session takes its legitimacy from the principle of Public Accountability to enhance public trust, public education and transparency. Hon Amanquah further explained that, budget hearing was an important exercise for all MMDAs because it ensures that governmental budgets continue to be people-centred and also address key developmental challenges in the various MMDAs. He encouraged his colleagues MMDCEs to personally lead the crusade to improve internal revenue generation and more importantly property valuation and collection which is a huge revenue potential but remains untapped.

Officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) who carefully scrutinised the various budgets presented by the various Assemblies included Madam Rita Bossman Armah, Ismael Mensah and Esther Esantsi. The rest are Freda Faah and Augustus Kwasi Adu.

There was presentation by the 3 Honourable Chief Executives and their Budget officers on their Assemblies’ 2022 budget performance and outlook for 2023-2026.

Ms Alberta-Dora Seddoh, a Budget Analyst presenting on behalf of KKMA  

Dignitaries who graced the occasion included DCEs of Ningo-Prampram and Ada West, Coordinating Directors, Presiding members, Finance officers, traditional rulers, heads of Department of the various MMDAs, civil society organisations and the media.

Budget officer for Ningo- Prampram presenting on behalf of her Assembly.


Heads of Department at the regional budget hearing



Credit: Information Services Department, KKMA