The Second Urban Environmental Sanitation Project (UESP II)
This project is jointly financed by IDA credit 3889 GH (SDR 41.6M); AfD credit; NDF Credit (Euro 9.m); 5 Metro/Municipal Assemblies (US $3.25m) and GoG (US $0.34m). It covers five (5) cities viz; Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi – Takoradi, Tema and Tamale.
The project components are;
1. Storm Drainage
3. Solid Waste Management
4. Community Infrastructure Upgrading
5. Institutional Strengthening
By the end of the project life cycle on December 31, 2009, it is expected to achieve these targets;Component 1:
At least half the people living or working near the newly lined drains report reduced flooding.Component 2:
At least 230,000 people and 70,000 children in school gain access to satisfactory latrines.Component 3:
Refuse collection increased by at least 5% per year in each of the five (5) project townsComponent 4:
At least 11.5km of access roads are surfaced in low-income communities, with roadside drains.Component 5:
At least 60% of the serviceable waste management equipment is in operating condition in all WMDs by the end of the project.The Kumasi City Development Strategy (KCDS) 2006 – 2020
The Kumasi City Development Strategy was borne out of the Cities Alliance Concept. The City Development Strategy (CDS) Programme has been designed with broad local participation and with strong links to national government and NALAG that will enhance prospects for mobilising internal and external funding for the CDS process and for a sustainable process resulting in coherent and implementable development plans. The project is in collaboration with the Cities Alliance, World Bank, aimed at drawing up a long development plan for Kumasi.
The ultimate aim of the Kumasi Development Strategy is the alleviation of urban poverty, increased revenue for the city, improved city governance that allows a broad segment of the society to participate in decision-making and expanded opportunities for increasing social capital.
Currently, the Kumasi City Development Strategy Process has gone through broad city consultations with all major stakeholders culminating in the profile of the KCDS which is the first phase.The Social Investment Fund/Urban Poverty Reduction Project (SIF/UPRP)
The Urban Poverty Reduction Project (UPRP) is the second phase of the Social Investment Fund (SIF) which ended in 2004. The SIF intervention first started in the Subin Sub Metropolitan District Council in 2002 and later extended to cover the entire metropolis.
The AfDB, the financiers, satisfied with the impact of SIF performance in Ghana decided to further extend the assistance culminating in UPRP.
The project objectives include;
i. Improvement of livelihoods in urban and peri-urban zones through increased access to basic quality services and socio-economic infrastructure
ii. Improvement in socio-economic growth of poor urban settlements through better participatory management, job creation, public/private partnership and governance at local level.
iii. Facilitation of access to income generating activities through capacity building and strengthened urban Small Scale enterprise sector.The U. N. Habitat Slum Upgrading Facility
The Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) of the U.N. Habitat in collaboration with the Cities Alliance is a project aimed at the eradication of slums and the prevention of the emergence of new ones, as forming part of the Millennium development goal.
The U. N. Habitat team was here in June 2005 for an exploratory mission where they met KMA, the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and the Management of SINAPI ABA TRUST.
KMA upon a request from the U.N. Habitat team carried out a survey identifying slum communities in Kumasi. The outcome has been forwarded to the Head of U. N. Habitat, Ghana. This is awaiting a response.KMA/Care International UBASS Project
The KMA/Care International Urban Basic Access to Social Services (UBASS) Project started in January, 2005. The UBASS Project has been operating in some parts of the metropolis to promote constructive engagement between civil society organisations including traditional authorities, local government representatives and service providers towards good governance, participatory democracy and improved social service delivery.
The intervention communities are Tafo, Pankrono and Tarkwa-Maakro.
The local project team in partnership with Care United Kingdom carried out a final evaluation from 19th May – 1st June, 2006.KMA/GAIT II Support Programme
The Second Government Accountability Improves Trust Programme (GAIT II) started in the Metropolis in December 2005. It is being implemented in the Asawase Constituency.
The GAIT II Programme is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Its objectives are focused on;
- Strengthening District Assembly capacity for democratic governance
- Improving sectoral advocacy
- Increasing community advocacy for and contribution to quality education
The project life span is 2006 – 2009.The Community Based Rural Development Project (CBRDP)
The CBRDP is one of the Government of Ghana’s initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of Ghana’s rural communities through increased transfer of technical and financial resources for the development of basic rural infrastructure. The project period is 2005-2008. It is being piloted at the Bantama Town Council in the Bantama Sub Metropolitan District Council area.
Project objectives include;
- Building and strengthening the capacity of Districts, Sub Metros, Area/Town councils and rural communities to deliver services and manage resources.
- Transferring technical and financial resources for development.
- Promoting the convergence of decentralisation efforts in accordance with the National Decentralisation Action Plan.
The project components are;
Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP)
- Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building
- Infrastructure for Agricultural Development
- Rural Enterprises Development and Learning Centres
- Infrastructure for Human Development
- Community Based Natural Resource Management.
This is a Non –Governmental Organisation that is into Income Generating Activities. It has undertaken a number of projects in the metropolis. These include training in soap making, beekeeping, grasscutter/rabbit rearing, snail and mushroom production.
Other programmes include:
a. The youth in and out of school were assisted to prepare improved quality business plans with the aim of assisting them to access youth fund.
b. Organised a youth stakeholder’s summit to debate, inform other high level officials of youth developments in Ghana.
c. Organised Development Clubs in 2nd cycle schools to engage children in dancing, debates, quizzes, traditional drumming, poetry recital and choreography among others with a view to deepening their appreciation of culture.