The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development report has ranked Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) first with a score of 77% in development in the 2015 District League Table.
TMA climbed up from 20 position in 2014 by improving its scores and overtaking all the other Districts.
The report also revealed that the Gomoa West in the Central Region occupied the 216 place with a score of 37%.
The District League Table used six key indicators to aggregated development in the various Districts: education, sanitation, water, security, health and governance.
The 2014 edition of the DLT saw Tano South in the Brong Ahafo Region emerge first, with a score of 76%. Whilst Karaga District in Northern region placed in 216th with a score of just 15%.
The table was designed by UNICEF Ghana with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development was launched in 2014.
UNICEF’s Chief of Policy, Sarah Hague, said “This year, the 2015 District League Table can intensify the scrutiny of Ghana’s development, highlighting inequity across districts. It could also be used to better allocate resources so that individual districts that rank low can be better supported.”
Among the top Districts, the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions featured most prominently whereas Volta and Northern regions stand out at the bottom of the table.
According to the table, no district from the North is found in the top 20 districts.