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DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTIONS, ADOPTED GOALS, SUBGOALS OBJECTIVES AND STRATAGIES

Introduction

Significant gains were made by implementing GSGDA II. However, a number of problems and challenges have not been solved such as high unemployment rate, inadequate energy infrastructure to support modern energy services mentioned but a few as was revealed in the situational analysis. The Medium term Development Plan 2018 -2021 seeks to address some of these problems and challenges that have engulfed the nation and the Municipality in particular.

The chapter for that matter seeks to develop a goal as well as objectives and comprehensive strategies to dealing with these problems and challenges. To effectively handle the future issues, development projections were made. The chapter ended with a Logical Framework or Project Planning Matrix.

Municipal Goal

The overall goal of the Municipal is to become a hub of socio-economic activities that seek to improve the wellbeing of its citizenry through sustainable development.

Development Projections for 2018-2021

Development Projections are very crucial for the attainment of the Municipal goal. Knowledge relating to the current and future needs of the Municipal is very vital for informed decision making regarding the kind of interventions required by the Municipal for 2018-2021. It is for this reason that the population projections of the Municipal were made.

Population Projections

According 2010 population and housing census, the population of Atebubu –Amantin Municipal and growth rate stood at 105,938 and 3.0% respectively. This is projected to 130,290 in 2017.By the end of the plan implementation period, the population is expected to be 64541 using the exponential model Pt = Poert, where

Pt= the projected population,

Po = the population of the base year 2010,

r = the rate of population growth,

t = the time frame and

e =a constant with a value of 2.718

This was based on the following assumptions

a. Growth rate remains the same

b. Net migration remains constant

c. Age cohorts remains unchanged

d. Birth and death remains constant

However, the mathematical model was used for the yearly projections. This was done using the formula as follows:

Pt = Po (1 + rt)

Where:

Po is the population of the base year 2010

Pt is the population of the current year

r is the rate of population growth

t is the time frame.

Educational Projections

Assumptions

1. Nursery school will be a 2-Unit Classroom Block (Nursery 1 2)

2. All backlogs will be catered for in each year of the plan

From the table above it indicates that there is a backlog of 42 nursery schools (2 unit classroom blocks). Based on the projections from 2017 to 2021 there is a deficit of 59 nursery schools to be catered for within the planned period

Primary

One classroom for 40 children

Even though the table above indicates excess number of schools for the planned period, there is a deficit in terms of classroom. This implies that, additional 108 classrooms would to be constructed to meet the required number.

Junior High School

One classroom for 40 children

Assumptions

1. Junior High school will be a 3-Unit Classroom Block

2. All backlogs will be catered for in each year of the plan

Senior High School

One classroom for 35 children

Using he Municipal population of 105938

1. Backlog will be provided timely to meet the population needs.

2. Lower order facilities would be upgraded to lessen burden on the Hospital.

3. Accessibility to facility’s catchment’s area would be standardised for fairly evenly distribution of service delivery.

Projections for Water

CWSA Standard for the Provision of Water Facilities

1. a population of between 150 and 300 for borehole,

2. 75 and 150 hand-dug wells and

3. 2000 and above(for small pipe systems)

WC: Water Closet (Drop hole)VIP: Ventilated Improved Pit KVIP: Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit

STL: Septic Tank Latrine St: Seatter

Assumptions

1. Average household waste generation of 0.03 M3 per day remains constant

2. Average household size of 4.8 remains constant throughout the period.

Assumptions

1. A refuse skip would be 6 M3 container

2. Every household would patronise the skip.

3. Skips are dislodged daily.

4. Skips are strategically located in the urban communities.

Adopted Development Issues, Thematic Goals, Objectives and Strategies from NMTDPF. (2018-2021).

Policies have been formulated to highlight the vision for the Municipal and create the enabling environment within which the plan would be implemented. Specific strategies have been identified, and are expected to be used to achieve the objectives leading to the attainment of the ultimate goal.

Each thematic area has a specific goal and objective(s) intended to be achieved through carefully selected policies and strategies.  It is expected that the successful implementation of these programmes and projects would yield the desired effect of an improved standard of living in the Municipal by 2021.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Monitoring and Evaluation

The process of monitoring is to enable the Municipal Assembly determine whether the required project inputs are being delivered on time and within cost.  It is also to ascertain whether the inputs are being used as intended and are producing the desired results.

Likewise through the process of evaluation, the Assembly will be able to determine whether the desired impact of the project has been achieved, the causes of deviation if any, and how to counteract any unintended consequences. The process of evaluation therefore is to give a feedback that can lead to re-planning if necessary.

Monitoring is a process of collecting and analyzing data or events associated with the implementation of the policy, programme or project being implemented with the view to improving their management for the achievement of stated objectives. Resources are used in specific combinations to achieve a specific project result at a point in time.

This means that at each stage of the project, one must ensure that the required project inputs are being delivered on time used   as intended and produced the desired result.

Secondly, every project has certain well defined objectives that address key development problems under the broad thematic areas.  It is therefore very necessary and prudent that evaluation is done for each project to determine whether the impact has been felt or achieved, the causes of deviation if any, and how to counteract an unintended consequences.  This is done through the process of evaluation.  Evaluation therefore means a systematic, objective analysis of a plan/programme/ project performance, efficiency and impact in relation to its objective.

Monitoring and evaluation are necessary because unforeseen changes in the socio-economic situation of the MUNICIPAL as well as the political climate of the  country and even certain international event could have both positive and negative effect on the plan.  As a result of these, the plan needs constant monitoring to make sure that the necessary adjustments are made.

The MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY will compile basic terms of reference for each project to include the list of references and their use over time, staff and their commitment and responsibilities, as well as budgeting.  The planning guideline prepared by the NDPC for the preparation of Sectorial and MUNICIPAL Development Plan will be used to monitor and evaluate projects.

The MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY needs to be able to compile basic terms of reference for each project to include the list of resources and their use over time, staff and their various commitment and responsibilities, as well as budgeting.

Evaluations will be conducted at specific points within the plan implementation period and a terminal evaluation will be done at the end of the implementation period.

The monitoring of the plan will be undertaken by the;

• Municipal Assembly through the Municipal Planning Coordinating Unit,

• The Sub-Committees of the Assembly.

• The Works Department and

• All the Decentralized departments.

• The Regional Coordinating Council

• The National Development Planning Commission

• Development Partners

Evaluation of the plan on the other hand will be carried out at specific intervals by the;

• Community members

• The MUNICIPAL Assembly

• Regional Coordinating Council

• The National Development Planning Commission

• Other external bodies that may be chosen for that purpose.

Date Created : 12/4/2018 8:10:33 AM