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Analysis of the Prioritised Problems
From the prioritisation of the identified problems and issues in the district, it has been realised that, 17 of the issues have very strong relationship with the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy II and can affect the development of the district positively if they are
addressed. 

These issues are :
  1. Inadequate credit facilities and inputs
  2. Low Extension Officer-Farmer ratio.
  3. Poor Farmland management
  4. Lack of irrigation facilities
  5. Poor road network
  6. High cost of investment in the mining sector
  7. Low income levels
  8. Lack of layouts for most of the settlements
  9. High illiteracy rate among women
  10. Absence of a district Hospital
  11. Inadequate trained teachers
  12. Poor Conditions of some of the existing schools
  13. Inadequate Offices for some of the Decentralised Departments
  14. Inadequate police personnel in the district
  15. Ineffective monitoring of the revenue collectors.
  16. Inability to maintain the staff of the Area Councils
  17. Low level of sensitization on the need to pay taxes.

The above 17 issues are identified to be the most pressing issues which must be handled to put the district on the path of development since each of them scored as high as the maximum 9 points when considered on the bases of their multiplier effect, widespread effect and linkage effects.

The second most pressing issues which need to be handled by the Assembly include the following:
1.    Inadequate Educational infrastructure for pre-schools.
2.    Lack of modern facilities for the district Magistrate Court
3.    Low representation of women in the Local Governance.

These three issues surfaced as the second most important issues to be resolved to ensure the development of the district since each of them scored a total of 8 out of a maximum of 9 points in terms of their multiplier effect; Widespread effect and Linkage effect.

The third prioritised issue to be considered in terms of its multiplier, widespread and Linkage effects is the lack of land banks for development since it scored a total of 7 points out of a maximum of 9 points.

Three issues came up as the fourth prioritised issues to be addressed in the district since each of them scored a total of 5 points out of the maximum of 9, in terms of their multiplier, widespread and linkage effects in the district. 
These issues include:
1.  Lack of interest in the development of tourists attraction sites.
2.  Lack of vehicle for the District Health Directorate
3.  Lack of offices for the Members of Parliament (M.P) in the district.

Another three issues came up as the fifth prioritised issues in the district to be addressed.  This is because each of these issues scored 4 points out of the total of 9 points when they were considered in terms of their multiplier, wide-spread and linkage effects in the district. 
These issues include :
1.  Lack of modern Technology in Livestock production.
2.  High cost of waste management.
3.  Inadequate Furniture in the classrooms.

The last two issues were considered as the sixth prioritised issues to be addressed.  This is because each of these issues scored a total of 3 points out of a maximum of 9 points scored based on their multiplier, widespread and Linkage effects.
These issues include :
  1. Disappearance of most of the historical features at the tourists attraction sites.
  2. Lack of interest of parents to educate their disabled children.
Subject Identified Issues to POCC Analysis
The team further subjected these identified key development problems to the POCC analysis.  By POCC we mean potentials, opportunities, constraints and challenges.  By potential we mean resources that are within the district that can be tapped to solve the issues identified.  Opportunities refer to resources that are outside the district that can be accessed to address the problem while constraints are impediments that can hamper our efforts in solving the problem.  By challenges we as the district embarks upon the process or improving upon its lot is bound to encounter certain inhibiting factors or situation that will have to contend with.  This analysis is very important for proper planning and implementation.

Below is the analysis in a tabular form.

Private Sector Competitiveness
1.    Inadequate to credit facilities and inputs.
2.    Lack of modern technology in livestock production.
3.    Low extension officer – farmer ratio.
4.    High level of soil depletion.
5.    Lack of irrigation facilities.
6.    Inadequate access to farmlands.
7.    Poor road network.
8.    Lack of fund for development of tourist attraction sites.
9.    Disappearance of historic features.
10.  High cost of investment in the mining sector (capital intensive)

Human Resources Development
  1. Low income level
  2. Difficulty in payment of counterpart fund (water and sanitation).
  3. High cost associated with refuse evaluation.
  4. Inadequate cesspool emptier
  5. Lack of layout for most of the settlement.
  6. Poor educational campaign on land development and development of settlements.
  7. Lack of land bank for development.
  8. Low level of education among persons with disability.
  9. Lack of location skills.
  10. Lack of creational facilities for children.
  11. High school drop out rates.
  12. Lack of employable skills for women/high illiteracy rate among women
  13. Lack of vehicle for district health directorate.
  14. Inadequate data for health sector
Key Development Problems (Education)
  1. Inadequate educational infrastructure – almost all the pre-schools are temporary housed.
  2. Inadequate trained teachers.
  3. Poor condition of some existing mud school buildings.
  4. Inadequate residential accommodation for teachers.
  5. Inadequate sponsorship package for UTTDBE students.
  6. Lack of J.S.S workshops.
  7. Inadequate furniture.
  8. Lack of library at circuit centre.
Good Governance and Civic Responsibilities
  1. Lack of offices for the MPS
  2. Inadequate office Accommodation for some of the decentralised departments.
  3. Lack of modern facilities for the district magistrate court.
  4. Inadequate police personnel for the district.
  5. Low representative of women at the local government.
  6. Inadequate data or ratable items in the district.  (Ineffective Revenue Collection machinery of the D/A)
  7. Inability to maintain the staff of Area Council.
For tables refer to pdf file attached



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