Telecommunication Systems and Uses
The District capital is well served with communication networks. These are cell phone and fixed line from many communication networks including MTN, VODAFONE, Airtel Ghana, KASAPA, GLOW and TIGO. There is also Post office as well as other courier services in the district. There is also one (1) radio station in the District.
The district has 35km stretch of first class road which passes through Ayi - Mensah to Obosomase, Aburi to Nsawam and other town roads linking various suburbs. Other sections of the district are linked mostly by second class roads and are complemented by feeder roads and footpaths.
Energy Needs Assessment
Availability of energy is a very essential determinant of economic development and therefore the satisfaction of various energy needs is an important component of any development strategy. The 2010 PHC shows that more than quarter of households (21.6%) in the district use kerosene lamp as their main source of lighting while a little over half (64.2%) use electricity (national grid). It is assumed that those who do not use electricity do not have access to the facility.
The assumptions underpinning the assessment include the following:
The population growth rate will remain constant throughout the plan period.
Un-served population will be catered for during the period
The projection shows that a total of 5,962.3 households in the district currently do not use electricity for lighting. This figure represent the need gap of the district.
Housing is another important consideration as far as the projections of the social needs of the district is concerned. As the population of the district grows, it calls for the need to make allocation for accommodation that will house this increasing populace. Hence the need to assess the housing needs of the district. The housing need was projected based on the assumption that the existing average number of persons in a house will remain at 4.0. The result is shown in the table below.
By the computation, the district currently has a backlog of 5332 houses to accommodate its 53,323 people by 2021. The private sector needs to come in to provide affordable housing to the people.
Date Created : 11/23/2017 2:49:34 AM