There is a mismatch between service provision under decentralization system of governance and the resource spent by urban councils to provide services in Africa. As a result,urban local councils on one hand are pretending to be providing services and on the oher hand the central goverments have relaxed under the pretext that local councils have the responsibility to provide such services. It is not automatic that when services are taken nearer to the consumer, it will easilly be accessible as originally belived to be by the promoters of decentralized governance. This is to the contrary in an African perspective as proved in this study. This as a result has generally exacerbated poverty especially in urban areas in Africa than before.