DEVELOPMENT GOAL, OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES
Development Focus of the Municipality
The Municipality has a very large population size with high underdeveloped human resources. After a careful analysis of the Potentials, Opportunities, Constraints and Challenges (POCC), it was realised that, development can be promoted if attention is paid to human development, employment and productivity. Therefore the Municipal Development Focus is on Human development, employment and productivity.
The Goal of the Municipality was derived after a careful analysis of the National Goal.
The basic goal of the Medium-Term Development Policy Framework (2010-2013) is to addressing the economic imbalances, restabilising the economy and placing it on a path of sustained accelerated growth and poverty reduction towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and middle income status.
The goal of the Municipality is to “ensure effective development control, address socio-economic imbalances and achieve accelerated poverty reduction within the context of good governance.”
The Ga South Municipality is a newly created district and as such so much is been done to organize the Assembly structures, logistics and equipments for an effective running of the Assembly. This does not however mean quality service provision to the people is going to be compromise.
The Municipality has a current estimated population of 284,712, which may be 316,091 by 2012. With this increasing population, there is going to be increasing pressure on social facilities within the Municipality. In view of this, the Assembly is going to ensure that more of such facilities are provided by the end of the plan period.
The Municipality is the gateway to the recently oil discovery site. This means that the proximity to these oil fields is high and a lot of people especially the high income earners would like to reside in this municipality. Moreover, the road project under the Millennium Challenge Account would open up the gates of the Municipality and investors know better the implications of this.
The Ga South is going to embark on an intensive revenue mobilisation to raise huge funds enough to embark on accelerated development projects within the Municipality. The Municipality is very big with a lot of economic activities going on without paying taxes and we aim at seizing the opportunity of this plan to widen our net to cover about 85% of all economic activities especially those in the private sector.
By the end of the plan period, more social facilities as demanded from the communities would be provided and the Assembly would thereafter embark on capital projects to create an enabling environment for private sector development and industrialisation.
Within the plan period, District Assemblies would embark on affordable housing schemes as mandated by the central government. This in addition to the commitment of the Assembly to develop the human resource base within the plan period is going to make the supply of quality human resources high for optimum production.
The Municipality has a coastal area with a lot of Hotels springing up around the coast. This implies, more visitors and investors would come to lodge in this hotels for its proximity to the oil finds and the monies they would expend in this area is going to swell up the income levels of beneficiaries and the whole municipality as a whole.
The economy of Ghana is improving gradually. Our Local Government structures have a lot more to do in terms of development in the not too distant future.
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