Fiscal decentralization to the district remains one of the major features of decentralization process in Ghana. The only major source Central Government Grant to the District Assemblies is the District Assemblies Common Fund. Recently another source of central government
grant is the HIPC Relief Fund
Apart from Government of Ghana Funds to pay for personal Enrolment of the staff of the Assembly. The only Grant from Government earmarked for development activities in the district is the DACF and the H1PC funds. In 2003 the central government grant to the Assembly was $5,401,094,600 whiles the projected inflow for the same year was 4,890,000,000.
There was an increase of 9% as against the budgeted figure. In 204 the projected figure for Grants from central government was <t5,285,900,000 which constituted 43% of the total inflow for the year Actual received was 10,142,758,342. This figure doubled that of 2003. However, in 2005, the actual receipt came down to $8,011,358,960, a decrease of about 27% of 2004.
Donor inflows for the period 2005 was projected to 100,051,640, 3,000,000,000 and 7,665,000,000 respectively. However the actual inflows was 8,302,406,607 for 2003, 3,685,593,617 for 2004 and 2,324,191,560 for 2005. The graph below shows the trend of inflow of donor funds to the Assembly.
Refer to the diaggrams in pdf file below