The external sources of revenue to the municipality averaged 85.5% of the municipality’s total revenue.
The Assembly has a total of 43 members, made up of 31 elected Assembly Members, 12 government appointees, 1 Member of Parliament as well as the Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly. There are only five women in the Assembly and they are all government appointees.
Other relevant bodies in the administrative matrix of the Assembly are sub-committees, Municipal Planning Co-ordinating Unit (DPCU), an administrative unit, the decentralized departments and other government agencies as well as the sub-district structures – Urban/Town/Area Councils.
Multi-lateral and non-governmental organizations operating in the municipality include the KfW/GTZ, World Vision Ghana (WVG) and Association of People for Practical Life Education (APPLE), Community Based Rehabilitation (CBRP) Project, Women and Children Support Organization (WACSO), DFID and CBRDP Problems and Potential Analysis.
An analysis of the summary of status of project implementation in the 2006-2009 MTDP indicates that about 78.1% of the projects have either been implemented or ongoing, whilst 21.9% have not been implemented at all.
The core or starter problem in the municipality was found to be ‘Poor mobilization of resources’.
Nevertheless, the municipality has a number of natural, human resources, institutional and infrastructural resources that can be harnessed to solve some of these problems.