Prioritisation of the key issues identified involved the use of a technique to further categorize and sieve out development issues that are paramount and important for the district to address within the planned period. Participants at the workshop were grouped into sectors to prioritize key issues. The criteria for prioritizing were based on the following: Issues that;
• Enhance local participation
• Address the immediate needs of the communities
• Have direct bearing on poverty reduction
• Can be achieved within the planned period
• Have immediate or potential funding
• Environmental friendliness
After the prioritsation exercise, almost all the issues need to be addressed. With limited financial capabilities, issues that need urgent attention in the medium term have been grouped under major issues while those that are not so critical are labeled minor. The implication of this in planning is that there will be a limited number of activities for the minor issues especially if they are to trigger activities or support major issues directly. The following tables show the prioritized issues under the sectors.
Refer to tables in pdf file below.