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Asunafo South Distirict Sensitizes Stakeholders BA/R

The District Planning Co-ordinating Unit (DPCU) of the Asunafo South District Assembly has organised a two-day forum on its Medium-Term Development Plan (MTDP) and Action Plan for Decentralised Departments and Agencies in the District.

 

In his welcome address, the District Planning Officer for Asunafo South District, Mr Samuel Essandor said the forum was organised with funding support from the District Development Fund (DDF) and was to ensure that a representative segment of society affected by government policies was captured and informed of the process involved in the preparation and implementation of the Asunafo South District Assembly’s MTDP, District Development and Action Plan.

Mr Essandor said developing the nation was the work of all stakeholders and not the preserve of only political leaders and government officials.

“Just as we have rights and a liberty as citizens of this country, so does it echo our responsibilities of ensuring the development of the country,” he stated.

According to him the role of the committee comprised policy education sensitization, participatory research and information gathering, policy advocacy and information sharing and follow-ups.

For his part, the Municipal Planning Officer of the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly Mr Ebenezer Amoah who took the participants through the development agenda and action plan explained that an annual action plan indicated the programme of activities derived from the nation’s MTDP prepared by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) using the national policy framework.

That he noted stemmed from 1996-2000 Action Plan, 2003-2005 Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy, 2006-2009 Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy, the 2010- 2013 Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda I and 2014-2017 Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda II.

Mr Amoah outlined various thematic areas around which every District Assembly carried out its programme of activities as Ensuring and Sustaining Macro-Economic Stability, Enhancing Competitiveness in Ghana’s Private Sector, and Accelerated Agricultural Modernisation and Natural Resource Management.

The other areas were Oil and Gas Development, Infrastructure and Human Settlement, Human Development Productivity and Employment, as well as Transparent and Accountable Government.

He implored all stakeholders to regularly submit their action plan to the DPCU of the assembly and also urged them to work hard to enable the assembly to attain its targets to qualify for the funds from the DDF and other source to embark on developmental projects in the District.

 

Source: ISD (Emmanuel Yaw Acheampong)

 

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