Development Goals and Objectives
This part of the Sene District Development Plan presents a statement of the Four-Year Plan proposals. In line with the guidelines prepared by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), the proposals were tailored along the path of the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) which is the framework for Ghana’s development.National Development Focus
Ghana is determined to accelerate the growth of the economy and to achieve a per capita income of $700 by the year 2009. This determination is pegged on the solid foundation laid under GPRS I. Proposals under GPRS II have been guided by lessons and experiences drawn from the implementation of programmes of GPRS I (2003 – 2005). While the GPRS I emphasized poverty reduction programmes and projects, the GPRS II emphasizes wealth creation and poverty reduction through growth inducing policies and programmes.
The Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II, 2006 – 2009), focuses on policies, strategies and programmes relating to continued macro-economic stability, prioritized private sector-led growth, vigorous human resource development, good governance and civic responsibility that are necessary to propel the economy into higher growth and accelerated poverty reduction.
The basic goal of GPRS II is to “achieve accelerated and sustainable shared growth, poverty reduction and promotion of gender equity, protection and empowerment of the vulnerable and excluded within a decentralized democratic environment”. The broad strategic direction for GPRS II focuses on:
- Priorities for Private Sector Competitiveness
- Human Resource Development
- Good Governance and Civic Responsibility
The Sene District Medium-Term Development also focuses on the broad strategic direction of GPRS indicated above.District Development Goals, Objectives and Strategies
A goal gives a broad statement of an anticipated desired state, which reflects a general improvement of the conditions of the people or institutions in the district. In this vein, the Sene District development goal is set to “create enhanced employment opportunities (especially in agriculture and industry) and achieve equitable distribution of development benefits with special attention for the vulnerable and the excluded within an all-inclusive decision making-process”.
With this broad district development goal, specific goals, objectives, and strategies have been set for key areas of focus of the three thematic areas of the GPRS II indicate in Table 3.1.
For tables refer to pdf file attached