The Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation (MoME) has begun a nationwide consultation on the national Monitoring and Evaluation Draft Policy.
The ministry, as part of its consultation, is engaging the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), Co-ordinating Directors and some heads of decentralized department who, on their daily routine, need to give valuable feed backs.
The ministry believes monitoring and evaluation must be used to determine performance towards achievement of policy objectives and guide decision-makers by providing evidence.
The monitoring and evaluation ministry said it is important for Ghana to have a standard coordinated form M&E system for all government agencies.
The nationwide consultation is to enable MMDCEs and Co-ordinating Directors to make inputs before the draft policy becomes a legal document.
The ministry said it will institutionalize a monitoring and evaluation system in the country to make it form part of whatever government agencies do.
The M&E, the ministry explained, will be a requirement which will ensure that targets set by agencies and departments are met. The Deputy Minister of the evaluation ministry, William Kwasi Sabi stated this at a day’s stakeholders’ consultation meeting with civil servants in Tamale.
Mr Kwasi Sabi told the media that monitoring and evaluation has been left out in the governance process of the public sector in the country, which is not the best.
Mr Kwasi Sabi who is also the member of parliament for Dormaa East Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region said, the ministry will soon put before parliament a bill to enable it to enforce strict adherence to M&E system.