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Development Priorities



Introduction
This Chapter considers the development priorities of the Bosomtwe Atwima Kwanwoma District (Now Bosomtwe) for the 2006 – 2009 planned period. These priorities were ascertained after a public hearing which was made up of a cross section of the district (Assembly members, Heads of Departments, Private Sector, Civil Society, Opinion leaders, Chiefs, Queen mothers, etc, etc.) It was then agreed that the development of the district in order of priority during the 2006-2009 planning period should be as follows. These priorities are linked to the pillars of the GPRS II.

Private Sector Competiveness
1.    To enhance the tourism potential of the lake Bosomtwe
2.    To increase private investment in agro-processing
3.    To increase the yield of maize, cassava and plantain
4.    To increase the population of rural poultry and ruminants
5.    To provide storage facilities for farm produce

Human Resource Development
Education
  • To construct classrooms for Kindergartens, Primary as well as JSS students
  • To provide teaching and learning materials
  • To reactivate and strengthen SMCs and PTAs
  • To increase the support of educational Programmes
Health
  1. To construct Quarters for Nurses in the district
  2. To reduce the incidence of malaria among children and pregnant women
  3. To increase the number of health personnel
  4. To reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS
  5. To increase and expand the support for People living with HIV/AIDS
Water
  • To provide potable water to all communities in the district
Sanitation
1.    To provide incinerators in the district
2.    To locate and acquire disposal sites

Linking Harmonized Identified Develeopment Problems
After harmonizing community needs and aspirations with key development gaps / problems / issues of the GPRS I, there was the need to again link the harmonized identified development problems issues to Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) to ascertain how the identified problems / issues relate to the GPRS II thematic areas. Details of the analysis is shown in the table below

Key
1.    Strong linkage -3
2.    Moderate linkage -2
3.    Weak linkage-1
4.    No linkage-0

From the table below, the total scores (111) divided by the number of harmonized identified development problems (19), gives an average score of 5.8. This is an indication that the harmonized identified development problems are in tandem / consonance with the GPRSII Pillars. A list of identified issues relating to the GPRS II thematic areas is thus obtained.
 
Prioritization Of Identified Issues
Having identified the major issues, the next stage involved setting priorities for the interventions earmarked for implementation. The table below shows how the problems were prioritized under each thematic area, using the multiplier, widespread and linkage affects.
From the above tables, the development issues were prioritized as follows:
  •  Human Resource Development and Basic Services.
  • Priorities for Private Sector Competitiveness
  • Good Governance and Civic Responsibility
The Policy implication is that, within the planned period more resources will be directed into the provision of human resource development and basic services as well priorities for private sector competitiveness.

Refer to tables in pdf file below.



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