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Total Amount of Fund to be Committed
USD $ 85.94 million plus a 10% GOG provisionSources of Funding
IDA. (IDA, Government of GhanaProject Implementation Period
July 2004-September 2008Project Development Objective And Expected Impact
The project is a major intervention by Government of Ghana to alleviate rural poverty and improve upon income levels of the productive poor.Project Description
- The project will provide support to strengthen capacities of local government institution in furtherance of the GPRS.
- Will provide facilities and resources to enhance farm and non-farm activities to increase the income of beneficiaries.
- Will develop skills and create employment in rural communities by assisting rural enterprises to properly manage and provide ready market for agricultural produce for processing for value addition and increasedshelf.
- Provision of a congenial environment for learning and healthy by rehabilitating existing but run down school facilities, construction of community health compounds and nutrition centres.
Expenditure to Date
- Will strengthen the capacities of environmental and sanitation sub-committee ACs and community level organizations to enhance environmental governance and integrated management of land and water resources.
USD $16,518.469.98PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT TO DATEInstitutional Strengthening & Capacity Building
- All 138 districts have been trained in procurement planning and cashflow projections and have been able to apply them to their 2005/2006 workplan and budgets.
- 450 Area Councils are going through series of training programmes to make them function. They are to receive ¢150 million each to execute projects they have prioritizedas part of the plans they will prepare through a learning-by doing process.
- The Ministry, through the project, and in collaboration with CAGD, is implementing a programme to transform the financial management system of MMDA from cashaccounting to accrual accounting in line with the FAA
Infrastructure for Agricultural Development
- The selection of a consulting firm to develop an Accounting Manual is almost completed. The transformation will deepen fiscal decentralization.
- 346 km of feeder roads and farm tracks are being rehabilitated to ease transportation and reduce head porterage in the rural areas.
Infrastructure for Social and Human Development
- Provision of windpumps to pump underground water for small irrigation schemes in the rural areas is being encouraged. 7 have so far been installed in Greater Accra Region, Central, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
- 1356 boreholes are being drilled to provide potable water to about 350,000 people in 754 rural communities in Upper West, Upper East, Ashanti, Brong-Ahato and Central Regions with 1,137 drilled and 909 being successful.
- 63 first cycle schools are being rehabilitated as well as the construction of health compounds in some of the districts.
Community Based Natural Resource Management
- All these projects have been planned and are being managed by the districts.
- Five (5) critically degraded watersheds have been selected in the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Central and Greater Accra Regions for major rehabilitation.
- All environmental and sanitation sub-committees of District Assemblies in the pilot watershed district sensitized in Greater Accra, Central, Northern, Upper East and West Regions.
- Six (6) key nurseries capable of supplying planting materials for 2006 planting seasons for three sites identified and preliminary appraisal conducted.
- Four (4) District Assemblies have made special requests for support to undertake NRM activities are being supported.
Rural Enterprises Development & Learning Centres
- Five (5) traditional councils, comprising 28 communities in Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo and Volta regions requested for assisctance to undertake various natural resource management development activities.
- 120 rural/community banks have so far been accredited by ARB Apex bank to participate in the CBRDP micro credit scheme. Accreditation is still on going.
- Ninety-nine rural banks have signed subsidiary Loan Agreement with ARB Bank following their accreditation. Ten (10) Credit Unions and one (1) FNGOs have beenaccredited by ARB Apex Bank. They were recommended by their Apex Bodies namely CUA and GHAMFIN.
- Some accredited rural/community banks have stared receiving and processing loan applications. .Seventy-eight (78) Potential Learning Centres that have been identified countrywide have submitted proposals and budgets to the Regional Co-coordinating Councils (RCCs) which have been reviewed.
- Review of operational manual of CBRDP Micro-Credit Scheme completed.