The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council was established in accordance with the constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
Prior to the changes in regional and local administration under the PNDC, Ghana had a centralized government structure in which local people and communities had little involvement in decision making. Local Government Services were poor and depended largely on funds and personnel provided by the National Government in Accra.
However, since the 31st December, 1981 revolution local government has increasingly benefited from the decentralization of government ministries and from the establishment of district assemblies in 1989.
The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council was established in line with section 111-116 of PNDCL 207 (Local Government Law, 1988) and Article 255 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana and made responsible for harmonizing programs with national development policies and priorities, and for monitoring, implementing, and evaluating programs and projects within the region.
The vision of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council is to provide first class services to MDAs/MAs/Das and NGOs and to be the best arm of the Executive in Ghana. The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council is committed to instilling accountability and transparency in the way things are done, by ensuring that value of money is obtained for all transactions, thereby enhancing development and lifting the standard of living of the people of the Upper East Region.
It is the aim of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, as an arm of the Executive to provide quality administrative and technical services by effectively coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the plans and programs of MDAs/MAs/Das and NGOs in order to achieve the overall development of the Upper East Region.