participatory role of local governments allows them to directly provide facilities at destinations and through which internal revenues are generated to complement the assemblies’ developmental efforts. The respondents noted that popular public facilities such as street furniture, libraries, parks, gardens, halls and galleries, and other aesthetics features to attract visitors to destinations are facilitated by the assemblies. 4.4 Lack of sensitization on sustainable issues. Capacity building is a conceptual approach to social and personal development that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people, governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from realizing their development goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results. During the data collection, the researcher found this issue as it run through all the interviews he had at the various governmental ministries. Respondent B lamented that: “The NCCE and other institutions should educate the people on what sustainable development means before it can be measured.” Higher education is therefore acknowledged as the engine of development in the knowledge economy" (Castells, 1999). According to this view, the new modes of economic production are increasingly dependent on knowledge. Capacity building has become central to sustainable development in the global economy. A recent World Bank calculation shows that the knowledge sector adds more value to a product than the business process (Serageldin, 2011). So this finding corroborates with (Castells, 2010) assertion that, if knowledge is the electricity that enhances an economy, then institutions of higher education are the power sources on which a new development process must rely.
4.5 Adequate human and institutional capacities as well as corporations between stakeholders. It is the aim of every government to ensure that there is sustainable development in the country. And in achieving this requires adequate human and institutional capacities, as well as cooperation between stakeholders at the local, regional and international levels. There is an urgent need to increase cooperation between the various stakeholders such as the media, private sector and government or public sector. Participatory processes and accountability are key to manage trade-offs, conflicts and inequalities among others (UN – sustainable development 2005). All these stakeholders must work hand in hand in order to achieve and enhance sustainable development in the country. According to Kevany (2007); “all stakeholders have some stewardship obligations to execute as far as sustainable development issues are concerned.” Stewardship is the choice for service. A culture of dependency is the antithesis of stewardship, and so an empowerment philosophy and practice becomes essential (Block, 1993). As a result of this, citizens of society must be encouraged to become engaged in addressing key concerns of society. Citizens who feel excluded and devalued, engage less and do less (Block, 1993). It is
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- Fall '18
- DR MAAME ADWOA GYEKYE JANDO