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Central » Agona West Municipal
Summary of Key Development Problems emanating from Situational Analysis: -
Private Sector Competitiveness Micro/District Economy
Unfavorable weather conditions e.g. erratic rainfall
Unfavorable land tenure system
Inadequate access to credit facilities
Inadequate marketing facilities/avenues
Inadequate storage facilities
Low agricultural productivity
Limited road linkages/networks
Inadequate extension services to farmers
Inadequate technical support for Agricultural Development
Production and Gainful Employment
Low and fluctuating prices
High post harvest losses
High cost of farm inputs
Inaccessibility to credit facilities -
Inimical land tenure system
Small land holdings
Over reliance on rain fed agriculture
Human Resource Development
Dilapidated classroom blocks
inadequate school furniture
Falling standard of education
High drop out rate particularly among females
Inadequate of staff accommodation
High incidence of diseases e.g. Malaria, Bilharzias, Cholera
Inadequate accommodation for medical staff
Absence of ambulance facility for the district
Shortage of medical staff
Inadequate hospital equipment
Poor sanitary conditions
Insufficient refuse disposal sites
Improper sitting of refuse disposal sites
Insufficient toilet facilities
Inadequate health personnel in the district.
High attrition rate of health Personnel
Inadequate/dilapidated health Facilities.
Inadequate logistics and health Equipment
Lack of Laboratory service for effective diagnosis of diseases.
Lack of residential accommodation for medical staff.
Inadequate refuse disposal site.
Poor Doctor -patient ratio
Presence of quack doctors/ health practitioners
Reliance on traditional medicine and local beliefs
Prevalence of communicable diseases like: -Cholera, Malaria, Diarrhea.
Low nutritional levels (especially in pregnant women and children)
Low environmental sanitation
High population growth rate in urban areas & low growth rate in rural areas
Unbalanced urban-rural migration
Increase in out migration from district
Programmes for the Vulnerable and Excluded
Discrimination against people with disabilities
Unequal access of females to factors of production and sharing of economic profits
Good Governance and Civic Responsibility
Inadequate of coordination between the Core Assembly Staff and Decentralized Departments
Low capacity base of DA staff/ Inadequate training programmes for DA staff
Poor enforcement of Assembly by-laws
Low motivation for Assembly staff
Weak revenue mobilization by District Assembly
Inability to provide adequate and basic municipal services
Non function of the lower sub structures.
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