In an unquestionable demonstration of the commitment to transparency and citizen engagement, the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly has been honored with a prestigious global award as the Local Assembly with Outstanding Performance for open government practices.

Hon. Benjamin Kessie with the Award

The award ceremony took place at the 2023 Open Government Global Conference held in Estonia, where Hon. Benjamin Kesie, the Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly received recognition for the Assembly’s exceptional efforts in promoting open and inclusive governance.

Hon. Benjamin Kesie receiving the Award with the Municipal Development Planning Officer, Pln. Mrs. Amanda Adjei

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly in the Western region of Ghana has long been committed to the ideals of open government, emphasizing transparency, accountability, and citizen participation in decision-making processes. The Assembly’s tireless commitment to these ideals has not only strengthened local governance but has now reaped global applause.

The award ceremony, held in the city of Tallinn, Estonia, was attended by high-level government representatives, civil society leaders, and policymakers from across the world.
The 2023 Open Government Conference features themes such as anti-corruption, digital technologies, climate and environment, open justice, and other emerging issues, such as democratic resilience.

This international recognition, further emphasized the results of good leadership by the Municipal Chief Executive in building trust and collaboration between the Assembly and its citizens, through accountable and participatory governance.

The award not only elevates the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly on the global stage, but also serves as an inspiration for other Districts and Municipalities in Ghana and beyond. It underscores the significance of open government practices in promoting citizen engagement and ensuring that public institutions remain accountable to the people they serve.

The Municipal Assembly’s feat in Estonia reinforces the notion that open government is not just a concept but a transformative potency that can shape communities, enhance democracy, and inspire positive change globally.

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