• Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 12/19/2013

Improved access to health and education services  

Communities in the marginalised Upper West region have been trained and supported to access pro poor policies and social welfare.
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  • The number of children receiving a daily free school meal through the Ghana School Feeding Programme increased from 5,000 to over 140,000, a 2700% increase, over the course of the GTF. The scheme was also re‐targeted to ensure that the poorest and most marginalised communities are primary beneficiaries.
  • In compliance with the guidelines of the National Health Insurance Scheme, 2852 people from the Upper West are now registered on the scheme and accessing healthcare as a direct result of partner initiatives, including 595 persons with disabilities (PWDs), 816 beneficiaries of LEAP (the national social protection programme), 535 orphans, and 906 otherwise entitled.
  • In response to advocacy and recommendations, all the Upper West district assemblies have opened bank accounts and formed Fund Management Committees in compliance with the disbursement and utilization of the share of the District Assembly Common Fund set aside for people with disabilities. This share has been increased from 2% to 3%. As at 2012, 655 people across 5 districts had received a sum of Ghana Cedi 467,158 (equivalent to $235,079).