District Development Priorities

In the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy, Government aims at creating wealth by transforming the nature of the economy to achieve growth, accelerated poverty reduction and the protection of the vulnerable and the excluded within a decentralized democratic environment through:

  • Ensuring sound economic management for accelerated growth
  • Increasing production and monitoring sustainable livelihood
  • Direct support for human development and the provision of basic services
  • Providing special programme in support of the vulnerable and the excluded
  • Ensuring good governance through massive participation in decision making and capacity building in the private and public sectors to promote competitiveness
  • The active involvement of the private sector as the main engine of growth and partner in nation building
  • At that level emphasis would be on stabilization of the economy and laying foundation for sustainable growth.

GPRS II will therefore focus on providing an enabling environment that will empower all Ghanaians to participate in wealth creation and partake in the wealth created. It would ensure that Ghanaians irrespective of their socio-economic status or place of residence have access to basic social services such as health care, quality education, potable drinking water, decent housing, security from crime and violence and the ability to participate in decisions that affect their own lives.

Government’s Medium Term Priorities basically are generation of growth and poverty reduction. Priorities over the period (2006-2009) are infrastructure development, modernized agriculture, based on rural development, enhanced social services, good governance and private sector development. These are categorized under the following themes:

1.    Private sector competitiveness.
2.    Human resource Development
3.    Good Governance and civic responsibility

Private sector competitiveness

Creation of enabling environment for improved private sector led agro-based industrial production driven by the application of Science and technology and the promotion of Tourism. Enhance capacity of Private Sector for increased production and generate employment through:

  • Ensuring access to farm inputs
  • Development of Marketing channels

Addressing gender dimensions of production including access to credit.  Vigorous encouragement of tourism to take advantage of both its foreign exchange earning capability and job creation potentials. Ensuring the sustainability of resources on which production is based.  It is not only aimed at improving public sector delivery of programmes but also stimulation of private sector with sufficient incentives to increase and sustain production of basic staples, selected export crops, and expansion of tourism.

Human Resource Development

Existence of gaps in access and utilisation of basic social services by the poor in respect of health, HIV/AIDS control, population management, Water, Sanitation, education and training.

Development Focus, Goals, Objectives And Stratergies


Goals are anticipated desired state, which reflects a general improvement from a weak or poor state to a better one in the medium term to long them. Thus, goals are broad statements of intent expressing desires, which are geared towards improving the well being of the people. 

The goal of the Medium Term Development Policy Framework (2010-2013) is to address the economic imbalances, restabilizing the economy and placing it on a path of sustained accelerated growth and poverty reduction towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and middle income status.

In line with the MTDPF 2010-2013 and the Sector Policies, NSDA’s goal is to facilitate improvement in the quality of life of the people by harnessing resources and collaborating with private and public Sector agencies for the provision of facilities and delivery of quality services; and, considering the fact that the Nanumba South District is a food producing area, and with  the human resources as its greatest asset, special attention would be given to education and training, agriculture, Health and Water & Sanitation.

Gender Considerations would be of paramount concern to the Assembly at the various levels of our development aspiration. Also Community Participation is going to be made to cut across all strategies to be adopted. Gender considerations and the participation of communities would ensure balanced decisions, which would ensure that projects are successful and sustainable and, benefits are spread. Thus the District Assembly focus sector by sector would be:


  • Increase the Assembly’s internally generated revenue from current level to 90% by December, 2011.
  • Enhance access to quality education, health, potable water and sanitation facilities December, 2013.
  • Ensure effective community participation in the delivery of basic social services through popular participation in decision making processes.
  • Facilitate rule of law and order.
  • Ensure Decentralization of roles and responsibilities over the period.
  • Ensure Discipline and observance of the rule of law, regulations in both public and private sectors of society
  • To facilitate and establish easy and sustainable communication links through out the district over the period


  • improve the Human Resource Management Capacity of the Nanumba District Assembly.
  • Clearly delineate duties and responsibilities of staff of the Assembly.
  • Broaden the local revenue base of the Assembly.
  • Improve and retain staff for effective performance.
  • Equip staff with requisite skills for enhanced performance.
  • Strengthen the existing communication facilities
  • Strengthen the security network through the provision of accommodation for the security personnel.

Date Created : 11/18/2017 7:28:35 AM