Advocacy and Mobilization
The UCLGA West Africa Regional Office (WARO) is based in Accra, Ghana and covers all the ECOWAS countries which include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
WARO maintains cordial relations with the Ghanaian Authorities and is managed by a team of four:
Decentralization is at different stages in the various member countries with only Togo and Liberia not having a democratically elected local government. In the West Africa region, local governments play a key role in entrenching democracy and providing services to citizens. It is well documented that this is the level of government that has the most contact with communities.