CoST Sekondi-Takoradi is a local chapter of CoST International working at the subnational level to implement transparency and accountability reforms within the infrastructure sector using CoST’s core features of Disclosure, Assurance, Multi-stakeholder working and Social Accountability
The Twin-City of Sekondi-Takoradi applied for CoST membership in 2018, and in doing so demonstrated the synergy between CoST and Open Government Partnership (OGP) commitments. Enhancing transparency and accountability in the delivery of public infrastructure is one of the core pillars of STMA’s Second OGP Local Action Plan, including publishing project information, developing citizen monitoring mechanisms, and adopting the CoST Infrastructure Data Standard (CoST IDS)
On 13 March 2019 STMA’s CoST membership was announced as part of Open Government Week, during which advocates around the world showcase their commitment to open and transparent government.
Both government and non-government actors attended the event including 15 local and national media outlets. A number of high-level speakers were in attendance, including Hon. Anthony Kobina Kurentsir and the OGP Multi-Stakeholder Forum Co-Chair, Victoria Araba Dennis.
CoST Sekondi-Takoradi chapter is currently working with 8 Procuring Entities (local governments) in the Western Region of Ghana.
Some of key milestones include;