Development Goals

National Goals

The Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) has been used as the overall policy framework within which this plan is formulated. From this framework the following 33 national goals have been extracted.


1. Bridging Equity Gap in Access to Quality Health and Nutrition Services

2. Ensuring Sustainable Financing Arrangements that protect the poor

3. Strengthening efficiency in Health Service Delivery.

4. Improve Malaria Care Management

5. Reduce new STI / HIV transmission

6. Enhance the co-ordination and management of national HIV/AIDS response

7. Accelerate the provision of safe water in rural and urban areas

8. Accelerate the provision of adequate sanitation

9. Improve environmental sanitation

10. Promote urban infrastructure development and provision of Basic Services

11. Increase access to safe and affordable shelter

12. Integrated child development

13. Capacity Development in Social Work and Volunteerism.

14. Database on the Vulnerable and excluded

15. Strengthening the process of democratization

16. Evidence – based decision making

17. Ensuring Gender Equity

18. Fostering greater civic responsibly

19. Ensuring public safety and security

20. Facilitate private seater access to capital

21. Enhance access to credit and inputs for agriculture

22. Increasing access to extension services

23. Reform to land acquisition and property rights

24. Restoration of Degraded Environment

25. Accelerate the provision of irrigation infrastructure

26. Promoting selective crop Development

27. Developing Information and Communication Technology

28. Developing the Tourism sector for Revenue and Employment Generation

29. Increase access to and participation in education and training at all level

30. Improve efficiency in the delivery

31. Promote science and technology education at all levels with particular attention to increase participation of girls

32. Provision of skill and entrepreneurial training

33. Strengthen and support HR Training Institutions

Districts Goals

For the purpose of analysis, the District goals are summarized as follows:

1. Provide quality education for all children of school going age.

2. Improve the level of literacy in the non formal sector

3. Improve the health status of the people in the District

4. Increase agricultural production

5. Increase the output of industrial and service sector

6. Provide quality and adequate water

7. Improve sanitation and environmental cleanliness

8. Promote sustainable use of environmental and natural resources

9. Improve the quality of housing

10. Ensure efficient management and financial administration of the District

11. Enhance community participation in decision making

12. Promote public private partnership in District Development

Goal Compatibility Analysis

This shows the analysis of the compatibility of the District goals and the national goals using the Goal Compatibility Matrix (GCM). It shows how supportive or competing the two sets of goals are to each other.


Details of the analysis are shown in the Table below. The following symbols have been used to show relationship between each District goal and each national goal.

• Compatible / Supportive relationship

• Neutral relationship

• Incompatible / conflicting / competing relationship

From the matrix it is found that there are a total of 208 supporting 152 competing and 73 neutral relationship between the District and National goals.


(A) Private Sector  Competiveness

GoalL: To increase agricultural Production Productivity


1. To ensure favorable land Tenure System

2. Develop a sustainable system for the multiplication and distribution of quality seeds varieties and livestock breeds

3. Introduce efficient and locally adaptable farming techniques

4. Improve the efficiency of marketing of crops

5. Improve upon extension services

6. Availability of credit sources to farmers


1.1 Create land banks

1.2 Provide improved planting materials

1.3 Form agricultural co-operatives

1.4 Form farmers association

1.5 Improve accessibility to market centre

1.6 Educate farmers on the need for extension services

1.7 Encourage bankers to set aside funds for agricultural purposes

Industry and Service

Goal: To increase the output of industrial and services sectors


1. Establish the District as a major Tourism centre

2. Create employment opportunities

3. Enhance skills and entrepreneurial development for the youth


1.1 Complete and equip the craft centre at Ahwiaa

1.2 Construct weavers shed at Ntonso and Adawomase

1.3 Enhance the existing tourism potential in the District; wood carving Adrinkra and kente weaving through advertisement to the outside world

1.4 Educate craftsmen on entrepreneurial and management skills 1.5 Increase handicraft activities by 15% in 3 years

1.6 Promote entreprenurship among the youth

1.7 Support mushroom, and snail farming as well as grascutter

1.8 Celebration of an Adrinkra Festival in the District


Goal: To promote sustainable use of environmental and natural resource


1. Reduce Environmental degradation in the District

2. Undertake reforestation and rehabilitation of degraded land

3. Reduction in bush fires

4. Facilitates muti stakeholder commitment to natural resource management


1.1 Enforcement of District Assembly bye laws on environmental protection

1.2 Initiate re-forestation and rehabilitation of degraded land

1.3 Intensify public education on the effects and the laws on bush fires

1.4 Facilitate the formation of environmental volunteers in communities

1.5 Build capacity and create awareness on the prevention and management all forms of disasters

Human Resource Development

Goal: To provide quality education for all children of school going age and to improve the level of literacy in the non formal educational sector.


1. To improve quality of teaching and learning at all levels

2. To increase access and participation of educational stakeholders

3. To increase efficiency in management in support of quality education

4. To introduce information technology in school curriculum


1.1 To improve quality of teaching and learning at all levels

1.2 Organize in – services training for teachers

1.3 Provide incentive packages for teachers

1.4 Provide adequate teaching and learning materials

1.5 Organize quiz competitions and award deserving pupils

1.6 Provide accommodation for teachers

1.7 Ensure relevance and average of vocational and technical education


2.1 Accelerate the rehabilitation / development of basic school infrastructure

2.2 Provide standard furniture for schools

2.3 Increase the level of involvement of community based education stakeholders in support of quality education

2.4 Award scholarships to brilliant but needy especially the girl child.

2.5 Create awareness in all communities on the need to provide children’s school needs

3.1 Organize capacity building training workshops for district – based educational institutions

3.2 Organize in service training for all Head teachers, circuit supervisors and other officers at the District Education office

3.3 Organize computer literacy programmes for identified teachers from all schools

3.4 Establish a computer resource centre in the District.



Goal: Provide quality and adequate water



1. To increase Access to potable water

2. To Reduce water related Diseases



1.1 Involve community participation in potable water provision

1.2 Involve private sector in potable water provision and management

1.3 Embark on public education to reduce water related diseases



Goals: To improve sanitation and environmental cleanliness


1. To improve the management of refuse dumps

2. To increase access to toilet facilities

3. To reduce the littering of the environment.



1.1 Relocate dumping grounds

1.2 Create dumping grounds

1.3 Periodic clearing of all piled refuse

2.1 Enforce the construction of Household latrines

2.2 Incorporate private sector participation in toilet facility management

2.3 Enforce the treatment and safe disposal of liquid waste

2.4 Construct public / communal latrines

3.1 Embank on educational campaign on environmental cleanliness

3.2 Provide litter bins at strategic areas in communities

3.3 organize periodic clean up campaigns in communities



Goals: To improve access to health services


1. To reduce the incidence of malaria from 18% in 2004 10% in 2009

2. Increase coverage of nutritional programmes

3. Ensure sustainable financing arrangements that protect the poor

4. To improve upon the infrastructure in the health sector

5. Reduce new HIV/AIDS /STI transmission



1.1 Promote use of insecticide treated bed nets

1.2 Embark on public awareness campaign on good environmental and sanitation practices

2.1 Document findings on the state of malnutrition around the District with special reference to possible stilton to the problem

2.2 Advocate for support for nutritional programmes

3.1 Accelerate the implementation of the health insurance scheme

3.2 Fix low acceptable rate of payment for vulnerable people

4.0 To construct a health centre and a residential accommodation for the Health Staff

5.1 Promote strategies that will reduce stigma and discrimination

5.2 Rapid scale up of comprehensive care including antertroviral therapy to all who need it.

5.3 Ensure supportive environment for PLWHA’S

5.4 Promote safe – sex practices

5.5 Prevent mother to child transmission

5.6 Intensify behaviour charge communities especially for high risk groups

5.7 Institute measures that protect AIDS orphans from stigmatization

5.8 Provide adequate counseling services and safety net for children effected and infected with HIV / AIDS

Good Governance

GOAL: To ensure efficient management and financial administration of the District


1. To intensify revenue mobilization

2. To intensify capacity building of management personnel

3. To improve transparency in local governance

4. To effectively co-ordinate and support decentralized departments


1.1 Organize training workshops for revenue collectors

1.2 Provide incentive packages for revenue collectors

1.3 Prosecute tax evaders

1.4 Intensify public education campaign on revenue generation

1.5 Update register on regular basis

1.6 Put in place on effective monitoring scheme

1.7 Expand revenue base

1.8 Prompt payment of commission to revenue collectors

1.9 Provision of adequate working tools

2.1 Support the District Assembly staff and Assembly members to go on short courses

2.2 Organize best work award as a source of motivation

3.1 Support the operations of the civil society organization and the civic union

3.2 Organize periodic public meetings to share information on the progress of the District with citizens and the media

4.1 Organize regular meetings with Decentralized departments to share ideas

4.2 Provide conducive working environment

4.3 Provide residential accommodation for the decentralized staff.

Goal two: Enhance community participation in decision making and implementation

Objectives: To make sub-district structures more functional


1. Cede appropriate revenue items area and urban councils

2. Define or clarify roles of sub-district structure

3. Provide office accommodation for 2 no. Area Councils

4. Train and retrain staff of Area Councils.

Goal Three: Improve upon the security situation in the District

1. Provision of logistics for the police to maintain law and order

2. Formation and resourcing of community watch committee

3. Rehabilitate 2 No. Police Stations

4. Rehabilitate 1 No. Magistrate Court

5. Rehabilitate 1 No. Fire station.

Goal four To alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable and promote the rights of the child


1. To improve upon the living condition of the vulnerable in the society

2. To reduce the high incidence of child abuse


1.1 Compile a database on the vulnerable and excluded groups

1.2 Organize series of for a on the rights of the child

1.3 Skill Training for the vulnerable and the excluded

1.4 Enjoyment of natural disability and unemployment benefit as well as the insurance scheme by the vulnerable and the excluded



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