Development Focus, Goal, Objectives And Formulation Of Strategies
The process of formulating development goal, objectives and strategies was undertaken as a collaborative effort by the District Planning Coordinating Unit and the councilors and Assembly Persons. This is in line with the guidelines provided in the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy 11(2006-2009)

Development Focus
The development focus of the district for the plan period is to ensure that agricultural production and micro/small-scale businesses are improved and people have access to basic health care, safe water and quality education

Development Goal
To attain a socially and economically empowered society, through enhanced agriculture, rural industrialization, commerce and human resource development in a stable environment with the full participation of the citizenry.

Private Sector Competitiveness 
Objectives

  • To facilitate the formation and development of 1000  Farmer Based Organizations  to access credit and farm inputs from financial institution/CBRDP/MCA by the end of December, 2009
  • To provide training to at least 200 FBOs in Group Dynamics, Credit Management, Good Farming Practices  and Post Harvest Harvest Technologies by the end of the plan period.
  • To facilitate the provision of 6 No. Warehouse, 10 silos and 300 maize cribs/yam barn by the end of December, 2009
  • To facilitate the provision of 300 tapolenes to 300 farmers by the end of December, 2009.
  • To provide assistance to 20 FBOs to access 10 corn mills and 10 cassava craters by the end December,2009
  • To complete the rehabilitation of 21.1km Kyenkyenkura-Mbanaa Farm Road by the end of December, 2006
  • To complete the rehabilitation works on the 1.0km Abreweno-Dijan-Dwenewoho Farm Road by the end of February, 2007
  • To rehabilitate  and bitumen surface the 22.0km Ejura-Domi Road by the end of December, 2006
  • To rehabilitate 200.0km Feeder Road by the end of the plan period
  • To provide 500 on-farm. irrigation units by the end of December, 2009
  • To construct  10 No. small-scale irrigation dams to 10 FBOs in the agriculture intervention area by the end of the plan period
  • To upgrade 3 No. Markets at Ejura, Kasei and Abota by the end of the plan period
  • To provide employment to 2000 Unemployed youth under the Youth Employment Programme by the end of the planned period.
  • To connect 20 communities to the national electrification grid by the end of December, 2009
  • To expand electricity to all parts of Ejura, Sekyedumase, Anyinasu, Kasei, and Babaso by  the end of the plan period

Strategies 

  • Provide Cribs, Yam Barns and Tapolenes to communities to reduce post harvest losses. 
  • Intensify the work of veterinary service.
  • Formation and Development of Farmers/Business Association to enhance access to credit/farm inputs
  • District Assembly to collaborate with NGO’s/other institutions in credit delivery to all farmers.
  • Ensure easy and affordable access to tractor services to both women and men farmers.
  • BAC to organize seminars and workshops for potential and existing entrepreneurs.
  • Increase spatial access to market through improvements in farm roads to markets
  • Maintain and expand feeder roads
  • Construct and rehabilitate more access roads in the urban centres
  • Promote the use of irrigation pumps.
  • Promote soil fertility management systems.
  • Promote the use of Intermediate Modes of Transport (IMT) 

Human Resource Development 
Objectives 

  • To increase primary school enrollment by the end of the plan period
  • To construct 19 No. 6-Unit Classroom Block with Supporting Facilities by the end of December, 2009.
  • To construct 4 No. 3-Unit Classroom Block with Supporting Facilities by the end of December, 2009.
  • To complete 6 No. 3-Units HIPC Funded Classroom Blocks by the end of December, 2008
  • To complete 1 No 2-Storey Dormitory Block and 1 No. 2-Storey Classroom Block at Sekyedumase Senior Secondary School
  • To construct 1 No. Bungalow for District Director of Education at Ejura by the end of December, 2009
  • To upgrade the Ejuraman and Sekyedumase Senior Secondary Schools by the end of the plan period
  • To train 300 untrained teachers by the end of the plan period
  • To provide 5000 dual desks to basic primary schools by the end of the plan period
  • To provide 2000 mono desks to 31 JSS by the end of the plan period
  • To construct 12 No. 4-Seater and 2 No.6-Seater KVIP Toilets in 14 basic schools
  • To drill and construct 80 boreholes and rehabilitate 20 non-functioning boreholes by the end December, 2008
  • To expand the distribution of safe water in Ejura, Sekyedumase, Kasei, Hiawoanwu and Nkwanta
  • To provide user education to 40 Watsan Committees by the end of December, 2007
  • To ensure environmental cleanliness of all communities by the plan period
  • To construct 19 No. 20-Seater and 10 No. 12-Seater Aqua-Privy Toilets by the end of December, 2009
  • To develop the final refuse disposal sites at Srakyi Akura by the end of December, 2007
  • To acquire, demarcate and develop 2 final refuse disposal sites at Zambrama and Anyinasu
  • To rehabilitate 6 No. KVIPs, and 4 No. Septic tanks by the end of December, 2007
  • To rehabilitate, equip and facilitate the posting of 2 Resident Nurses to Zambrama and Homako Clinics by the end of December, 2006.
  • To complete HIPC funded Quarters for Health Staff at Sekyedumase by the end of December, 2007
  • To provide 2 No. Health Compounds at Nokwareasa and Bemi by the end of December, 2008
  • To train staff for 2 Health Compounds at Nokwareasa and Bemi by the end of December, 2008
  • To increase  Immunization coverage by 90% throughout the plan period
  • To procure 9 No. Motor bikes and 2 No.4 WD  to enhance health delivery by the end of the plan period
  • To construct and equip 1 No. Mortuary at the District Hospital by the end of December, 2008
  • To procure 125 Bicycles for CBSVs to facilitate the movement of the volunteers by the of the plan period.
  • To procure 1 No. Ambulance and 1 No. Staff Bus by the of December, 2009
  • To construct 1 No. 20-Seater WC Toilet at the District Hospital by the end of December, 2008
  • To construct and equip 1 No. Laundry  at the District Hospital by the end of the plan period
  • To construct 1 No.  Maternity Ward and 1No.Children’s Ward  at the District Hospital by the end of the plan period
  • To construct 10 No. Semi-detached quarters for Health Staff 2 No. Doctors’ Bungalow to reduce the residential accommodation problem by the end of the plan period
  • To construct Garages to ensure orderly parking of vehicles at the District Hospital by the end of December, 2009
  • To provide and install  Solar Panel to ensure continuous provision of electricity at the District   Hospital by the end of December, 2008
  • To fence the District Hospital to prevent encroachment by the end of the plan period
  • To provide Canteen and Catering Services at the District Hospital by the end of the plan period.
  • To construct 1 No. Theatre Block at the District Hospital by the end of December, 2008
  • To complete 1 No. District Hospital Administration Block by the end of December, 2008
  • To ensure orderly development  of settlements and prevent the formation of informal settlements  throughout the plan period
  • To create awareness and promote change on sexuality in at least 60 communities with a view of reducing HIV/AIDS by the end of the plan period.
  • To interact with 48,000 to provide hospital welfare services though routine weekly visits to Kasei and Ejura Hospital
  • To assess and register at least 120 persons with  disabilities by the end of December, 2009
  • To register and supervise at least  36 children placed on probation activities by the end of December, 2008
  • To provide counseling services and vocational training  to 120 street children with the view to reclaim them from the streets by the end of the plan period.

Strategies

  • Undertake school enrollment drive with particular emphasis on Girl Child Education
  • Sensitize parents and communities about the importance of girl’s education
  • Provide incentive schemes to increase enrollment, retention and completion
  • Strengthen supervision of schools
  • Expand preschool access in all basic schools
  • Accelerate the rehabilitation /development of basic school infrastructure(with water and toilet facilities)
  • Involving community members on Health Care Delivery and school management processes (P.T & SMC)
  • Provide outreach health services in the communities.
  • Improve the Community-Based Health Planning Services
  • Provide incentive schemes to support the retention of health personnel.
  • Expand Community Based Health Service Delivery.
  • Promote the use of insecticides treated bed nets.
  • Provide adequate counseling services and safety nets for children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS
  • Encourage improved sanitation and personal hygiene in communities.
  • Improve household and institutional sanitation

Good Governance and Civil Responsibility 
Objectives 

  • To train councilors on leadership skills by the end of December, 2007.
  • To ensure that at least three (3) meetings are held annually throughout the plan period -2006-2009.
  • To increase internally generated revenue by 10% annually throughout the plan period 2006-2009
  • To ensure that at least 100 women are represented on unit committees, Watsan Committees, SMC’s by the end of December, 2009
  • To organize community durbar district wide on attitudinal change for increased productivity throughout the plan period
  • To sensitize the citizenry on their civic duty towards the environment throughout the plan period
  • To organize 4 quiz competition on the constitution among JSS/SSS annually throughout the plan period
  • To organize 20 civic educational programmes for communities, churches  mosques on Presidential and Parliamentary elections for the year 2008
  • To create awareness in the citizenry to appreciate the principles of social auditing to make them informed, responsible and effective participants in local governance
  • To sponsor at least 4 senior staff to undertake postgraduate studies annually throughout the plan period
  • To provide computer training to at least 6 senior staff on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and other relevant Soft wares
  •  To provide 3 additional computers by the end of November, 2008
  • To construct 3 No. Semi-Detached Bungalows for Staff by the end of the plan period.
  • To complete 6-Bedroom Residential Accommodation for DCE at Ejura by 30th September, 2007
  • To complete Community Resource Centre at Sekyedumase by the end of December , 2008
  • To rehabilitate DCD Residential Accommodation by the end of December, 2007

Strategies 

 

  • Empower women to take up positions on governance institutions.
  • Develop data base for revenue collection, planning and budgeting.
  • Develop the capacity of A.C towards effective revenue mobilization.
  • Train leadership of governance institutions on good governance and civil responsibility.
  • Promote the awareness of the roles, responsibilities and functions of the Councilors, Unit Committee, and Assembly Persons.
  • Involve community members in governance through access to information.
  • Improve institutional capacity of  departments
  • Enforce budget controls