Development Goal, Projections, Objectives And Strategies

Goals are broad statements of intent expressing desires, which are geared towards improving the well being of the people. Since local communities are the beneficiaries or other wise of any development effort in the Assembly, it is extremely important to consider their goals and aspirations which were generated from their harmonized Community Action and Area Level Plans in the design of programmes and projects. The SNMA goal, which was informed by the above mentioned process was formulated to guide all sectors of  development as outlined in the three {3} thematic areas of the GPRSII and in consonance with the development planning guidelines of the NDPC.

The key development issues are the concerns, which impede the development efforts. The underlying principle therefore is identifying and removing the factors, which inhibit development in order to make development efforts yield positive results. Dealing with the inhibiting factors of development is therefore the focus of the Assembly. The SNDA Goal is developed in the context of the National goal. To bring to the fore this linkage, the National goal, which is drawn from the GPRSII is herein stated.

National Development Goal

The Nations Development Goal is to achieve accelerated and sustainable shared growth, poverty reduction, and promotion of gender equity, protection and empowerment of the vulnerable and the excluded within a decentralized democratic environment.

Development Goal

The SNMA aims at improving the quality of life of the people through accelerated access to quality education and health care delivery system, vigorous expansion in social, economic and political infrastructure and improve agricultural production in the context of a sound and sustainable environmental management practices and within a broader grassroots participation in decision making in the development process.

Development projections

In keeping development priorities and the goal, projections have been made to serve as input into the formulation of the sector goals, objectives and strategies to achieve the overall goal. The projections were made using the exponential model and taking into consideration assumptions in various sectors of the development. The development thresholds of the various sectors were also taken into consideration.

Population Projection

The population of the municipality was projected based on the following assumptions:

Current fertility rate averages…….

Current growth rate is 3%

Fertility rate is expected to reduce due to improvement in access to quality health care delivery system

Reduction in mortality rate
Net migration would be negative

Using the United Nations Statistical Organization Exponential Model, the 2009 population is projected as follows:

Pt              =    PoE (rt)

Where Pt    =    Projected population    =2009

Po   =    Base year population    =2000

E     =    Natural Log (Constant) =2.718

R     =    Population growth rate = 3%

T     =    Census period-time laps = 9 years

Thus:  Pt      =   PoE{rt}

=  91415 x 2.718(3%) 9

=  91415x 2.718 (0.03) 9

=  91415x 2.718(0.27)

=  91415x 1.309927779

=  119747.0479

=  119747 approximately

It could be seen from the above that the population of SNMA will be 119747 comprising 61,071(51%) female and 58,676 (49%) male by 2009. In order to determine the service requirements by 2009, the thresholds of the various services were identified as shown in the table in pdf file:

Projection of Service/Facilities Requirements by 2009

The service/facilities requirements were projected on the basis of the following among other things:

Current Population {2006}       =  109,442 {Projected}

Male                                     =  53,627

Female                                 =  55,815

Future Population {2009}        =  119,747


Date Created : 11/18/2017 8:10:37 AM