The assumptions underlying the projections of the Municipality are as follows:
- The ratio of the Municipality’s population to the country will grow at a constant rate throughout the plan period.
- The current migration lined in the Municipality will remain constant throughout the plan period.
- The percentage of the age-cohorts will not change significantly during the plan period.
Based on the above assumptions the population of the Municipality was projected by using the manual method.
Year 2000 was used as the base year and an annual rate growth of 3.2%. The population of the district according to 2000 population and housing census was 138,190. The population increment over the years requires equally matching social and economic facilities and services equitable distributed. Against this background efforts should be directed towards provision of facilities such as schools, health, potable water and employment opportunities.PROJECTION FOR WATER, SANITATION AND HOUSINGPotable Water Needs.
Potable water supply in the entire Municipality is highly inadequate. Good drinking water is identified as one of the top priority needs of the people. On the basis of the projected district population and the Ghana Water Company Limited water supply standard of 400 people to one stand pipe / borehole /well the district’s well requirements for the plan period are indicated below:Sanitation
Five permanent disposal sites would be needed at Abofour, Nkenkaasu, Afrancho, Offinso and Akomadan to rid the Communities of filth. Household toilet facilities would also be encouraged during the plan period.Projection in Security
The problem of security in the Municipality is more of logistics support and rehabilitation of police stations accommodation for police personnel than the establishment of new police station. There would be provision of logistical support to increase the efficiency of the police service in the district.Projection in the Service and Commerce
Within the plan period, three markets will be needed at Abofour, Anyinasusu and Darso, electricity will would be extended to Koforidua, Aburokyire, Ayensua Korkor, Ayensua Fufuo, Twumasen, Bonsua, Aduana.Spatial Organisation.
An analysis of the Assembly shows that distribution of economic and social facilities is uneven. Most of the amenities are concentrated in the urban areas. New Offinso has greater number of these services, followed by Akumadan, Abofour, Afrancho and Nkenkaasu. To ensure spatial equity electricity would be needed at Aburokyire, Koforidua among other. A number of feeder roads will also be rehabilitated.