The Assembly and all collaborators will have to undertake a continuous or periodic review and surveillance at all stages of implementation. In all activities it is important to ensure that input deliveries, work schedules, targeted outputs and other required actions proceed as planned. This will ensure efficient and effective performance and provide feedback to management. It will also enable operators to improve operational plans and take timely corrective action where it is required. It is therefore important that the DPCU put in place a strong monitoring scheme. This scheme should be able to specify the data required for monitoring including Action Plans/work schedule (Targets/indicators) Technical details, materials supplies and financial flow. The appropriate monitoring tools that will establish benchmarks, indicators /milestone, data sources and reporting procedures and format must be used. Chapter two which adopts the PPM will therefore be very essential in this process.
The programs and projects will have to be evaluated to assess the established strengths of projects and programs, pinpoint shortcomings, their causes and propose suitable improvements. This will require the Assembly to focus on the conditions, operations, performance as well as impacts of the projects. This should encourage learning experiences for those involved in the implementation process and serve as the basis for recommendation and decision-making. The process should consider the set goals and objectives under the various themes, it will answer questions on the relevance, adequacy, effectiveness and impact of the activities, objective and goals. The monitoring and evaluation will have to be participatory. We are still expecting the standard monitoring formats from the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) to be used at the district level.
The proposed interventions are based on the key issues isolated from the collated data and particularly the summary of the commumtv needs and aspirations. There is no doubt that the needs are more than the Assembly can meet but it represents a clear development situation in the district. It also represents a first step in the full participation by people at the grass root in invoking a district development plan.