Evaluating the Effectiveness of Local Revenue Mobilization in Kumasi, Ghana

  • Samuel Siebie Ankamah School of Public Administration, Hohai University, China Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Feng Yao School of Public Administration, Hohai University, China
Keywords: Fiscal Decentralization, Local Government, Internally Generated Fund, Revenue Assignment, and Ghana.

Abstract

The paper evaluates the effectiveness of local revenue mobilization in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Ghana. The indicators for the evaluation included the Revenue Performance Index (RPI), Financial Autonomy Index (FAI) and Local Finance Support Index (LFSI). Both the primary and secondary sources of data were used as well as the employment of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. The paper reveals that KMA depends more on transfers to finance its development. There is therefore the need for the assembly to outline pragmatic measures to increase its Internally Generated Fund (IGF).

Author Biographies

Samuel Siebie Ankamah, School of Public Administration, Hohai University, China Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Ph.D Student
Feng Yao, School of Public Administration, Hohai University, China
Lecturer
Published
2013-07-01
Section
Conference Paper