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Category Archives: Democratic Governance

Five Different Communities, Three Similar Issues

UCSOND visited five new communities in Jomoro district to hear about the issues they were facing in connection to the blooming Oil and Gas industry. Three issues stood out. This week representatives from UCSOND visited the five communities: Effasu, Mangyea, Egbazo, Takinta and Kablansuazo, to hear about which issues the community members were facing in […]

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Planning the Next Four Years

At a public hearing in Takoradi, the Sekundi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly asked for inputs and comments from the public on the new Medium Term Development Plan. All chairs were occupied in the conference room at the Melody Hotel. Outside you could hear the vibrant sound of the streets of Takoradi in the mid day heat as […]

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Community Perception means a lot in the Process of Development

It was a very positive experience when UCSOND and two members of the Shama District Assembly visited the community of Fawomanye. The whole community was united and eager to make an effort for the development of the community. Most of the community members of Fawomanye were gathered under the small shed trying to avoid the […]

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Wish for Change in Jomoro District

Representatives from the two communities, Egbazo and Ahobre Kakraba, had a lot of things they wanted to get on the agenda in the new Medium Term Development Plan for the district. Everyone stood up when the two chiefs made their entry at the community centre in Egbazo. The spokesperson addressed the visitors with great respect. […]

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We are not doing this for the Assembly Members

The members of the Assembly were clearly disappointed that only 150 people had shown up for the big town hall meeting in Takoradi. Besides the poor attendance a lot of issues were brought up for discussion. The attendance was poor when the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly had called all its citizens in for a town hall […]

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A Livelihood Training Centre is Needed

The community members of Asemdasouzo agreed that something had to be done if the community should follow up with the commercialization that the oil and gas companies had brought to the area. More than twenty members of the Asemdasouzo community, in Ellembelle district, showed up on the 11th of September when UCSOND had called them […]

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Community Meeting in Tiboko 2

The speakers on top of a green shag is letting everybody know, that representatives from UCSOND are in town and that the people of the village should come to the Community Center immediately. UCSOND is visiting the community of Tikobo 2 to work out an action plan for the community and to find out what […]

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Uniting and Equipping Civic Groups For Good Governance

The coalition of platforms is the highest decision making body of UCSOND. It consists mostly of seven executive members of each of the six civic unions of the six coastal districts namely: Jomoro, Ellembelle, Nzema East, Ahanta West, STM and Shama. Major decisions of the organisation are taken at such meetings. On the 14th and […]

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40 participants from Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and Shama receive training on advocacy

Why Citizens must Participate In Democratic Governance

Ghana is a signatory to various international and regional treaties that emphasizes political participation, democratic governance and the right to freedom of expression; examples, the African Charter on Human and people’s rights, the universal human rights declaration among some other charters and conventions. The concept of participation is now depicted in the development circle as […]

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