The District intends to achieve a considerable level of development in Agriculture and related areas since its economic base is largely that of Agric with about 77.4% of the population directly engaged in farming. In this it is expected that the rich Agric land will be opened to production by bridging of the White Volta at Binbinni. Besides boosting Agric the intervention will also improve health services delivery and promote educational development in the Overseas area. Not less than 15 new communities are expected to be electrified and all ongoing electrification projects completed.
Also, in terms of human resources development, education stands tall. It is considered as the sector that can serve as a spring board to achieving economic success and political attainment. With fewer than 24% of the population being literates, an upgradement of the literacy levels of the people will surely raise the people from the current economic and political as well as socio-cultural doldrums. To this end, the projected improvements here is to achieve improved classroom and teacher accommodation in not less than 40 communities with about 45 model school infrastructure. This involves the replacement of mud structures, removal of schools under trees and renovation of old structures.
Infact, it has been recognised that all these will take place if there is harmony with body and soul. This means that a sound body condition of all the people of the District as well as its neighbours is necessary. This makes health, good drinking water and sanitation equally important around which the lives of the people revolves. Consequently, the MTDP is focused on achieving the following within the medium term.
The plan is expected to yield some good results towards improving life of the disadvantaged and deprived segment of the society if implementation goes according to schedule. Several vulnerable groups will be made productive to support themselves and the District Economy.
The environment is expected to be given a boost with the able support of the UNDP drylands project, the Savanna Resources Wildlife protection programme and District Assembly and CBRDP support programmes on afforestation.District Development Objectives
To ensure the enjoyment of socio-economic facilities and to improve on livelihoods and general improvement in the standard of living of the people of the West Mamprusi District, the following development objectives were formulated. These objectives formulated according to thematic areas of GPRS II are expected to change the lives of the people for the better.Priorities for Private Sector CompetitivenessAgriculture Develoment
- To Ensuring sustainable food security through improved crop and livestock production by the 2009.
- To facilitate the development and growth of cottage industries by 2008.
- Build the capacity of 60 organised groups to process shea-butter for export by 2009
- To improve access and travel safety to rural farming areas from the district capital to boost farming and trade by the year 2009.
- To create the enabling environment for the development of Local Economic Potentials.
- To attract the youth in Agric through support to high valued & profitable Agric based products 2009
To facilitate access to and utilisation of ICT facilities to improve productivity and expand opportunities by 2008 Toursim
To develop five (5) potential tourist sites by the year 2009.Post & Telecommunication
To improve and expand communication facilitation trade local Community development by 2009Human Resource DevelopmentHealth
- To Improve the Health Infrastructure in the District to expand coverage of health service delivery By 2009
- To Provide Basic Medical equipment to at least 4 remote Health facilities by 2009.
- To Reduce Child And Maternal Mortality By 75% By 2009
- To Improve capacity of the District health Machinery in staffing (98 to 188) and Logistics needs by 2009.
- To encourage the patronage of family planning services by providing adolescent friendly centres by 2009.
Water and Sanitation
- To improve physical access to educational facilities in rural farming communities by the year 2009.
- To increase retention rate in schools by the year 2009.
- To increase the number of Trained Teachers from 48.8% to 80% by the year 2009.
- To provide adequate teaching and learning materials to all schools in the district by 2009.
- To upgrade Walewale Secondary School to a model senior secondary school by 2008
- To increase portable water coverage from 51.6% to 70% by the year 2009.
- To improve sanitation facilities coverage from 31.5% to 65% by the year 2009
- To make the District capital and 8 other large communities model clean areas for emulation by
- To discourage the burial of corpses in houses by 2009
- To integrate population variables fully into development planning in the District by 2009Urban Develpment
- To provide a multi-purpose recreational centre for the District by the year 2009.
- To improve housing and accommodation needs of District Assembly workers by 2009.
- To expand Walewale town scheme and extend settlement planning to 6 other communities of the District by 2009.
- To build the capacity of the Town and Country Planning unit of the DA to better handle settlement planning in the District by 2009.
- To acquire all lands set aside for public places in Walewale Township by 2009.
- To ensure that all the local government structures are operational by the year 2009.
- To develop five (5) potential tourist sites by the year 2009.
- To improve and enhance the productivity of the District Assembly by 2008
- To Strengthen the security network of the District by 2008
- To promote justice dispensation in the District by 2009
- To increase the internally generated revenue by 45% by 2009
- To facilitate gender mainstreaming and participation in the development process by 2009
- To adopt issues of vulnerability and the exclusion as a key developmental agenda for poverty reduction by 2009.
- To prevent and control the spread of HIV/AIDS in the District by 2009
- To ensure strong intuitional linkages for higher performance by 2008
- To control wildfire and reduce losses from fire disasters in 6 Area Councils by 2009
- To make tree planting a profitable venture and attractive to all by 2009
- To equip 1000 farmers and all tractor operators on proper tillage practices and soil enrichment practices by 2009.
- To control sand winning and reduce practices that cause the drying up of rivers by 2009
- To ensure a support base for the sustainable and profitable exploitation of natural resources of plants and animals by 2009.