List of Projects

  1. Preparation of Base Maps completed at a cost of ¢20,125,278.00
  2. Completion of rehabilitation of 9-Assembly buildings, guest house and Deputy Directors quarters at a cost of ¢13 5,637,808
  3. Rehabilitation of Executive officer’s bungalow at a cost of ¢43,8 54,3 08.00
  4. Construction of Presidential WIP lodge (on-going) at a cost of ¢313,040,973^0
  5. Furniture for DCE and DCD’s bungalows and District Chief Executive office (supplied) at a cost of ¢26,300,000.00    
  6. Rehabilitation of 1 police station and rehabilitation of police inspector s quarters completed at a cost of ¢136,174,554.00
  7. Purchase of 2 Yamaha motors and a Tipper truck at a cost of ¢177,945,946.00 Completion of police charge office at a cost of ¢93,224,294.00
  8. Rehabilitation of community center at a cost of ¢36,498,000.00

On-Going Projects

The District has been carrying out a number of projects in the district, either as Assembly projects or Public Investment Programme (PIP) projects undertaken by the government between 2002 and 2005. During the plan preparation, the following projects were completed, i.     Rehabilitation of 1 No. Community Centre, Chereponi

  • Construction of 1 No. Police Charge Office, Saboba
  • Construction of 3-Classroom P/S Block, Kujib
  • Construction of 3-Classroom P/S Block, Kpani
  • Construction of 3-Classroom P/S Block, Kinabulk
  • Construction of 3-Classroom P/S Block, Naturi
  • Construction of 4No. Rural Clinic, Kutcha, Kujooni, Nansoni, Tombu viii.    Construction of Charge Office, Chagbani
  • Rehabilitation of Police Station, Saboba
  • Rehabilitation of Inspector’s Quarters, Saboba
  • Rehabilitation of Inspector’s Quarters, Chereponi
  • Construction of VIP Lodge at Saboba
  • Construction Administrative Office complex at Saboba Technical Institute
  • Rehabilitation of Office structure for use as Rural Bank at Saboba
  • Construction of District Assembly stores, Saboba

A number of projects are still being implemented by the Assembly including schools, feeder roads, health center, water supply i.e. boreholes and hand dug wells and markets. The nature of projects, their location, estimated costs and percentage of completion are indicated in Table 2.33.

Development Problems

The Development Problems identified in the district include:

Low Income Levels

  • Low revenue base for the district;
  • Inadequate social, technical and economic infrastructure;
  • Poor environmental conditions;
  • Low productivity and output levels;
  • Poor transportation linkages;
  • Lack of skilled staff at the District Assembly;
  • Inadequate office and residential accommodation for staff.

Monitoring And Evaluation

At the District level, the preparation of monitoring and evaluation procedures and the monitoring and evaluation plan is the responsibility of the District Planning and Co-ordinating Unit (DPCU), which is responsibility for co-ordinating and collating the output. Project monitoring and evaluation are to be carried out by the district sectoral departments. The DPCU is, however, required to provide an oversight over all district monitoring and evaluation of projects and also carry out the monitoring and evaluation of district development policies.

A general overview, nationally, of all monitoring and evaluation in the district shall be carried out by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and the Regional Planning Co-ordinating Unit (RPCU). The monitoring and evaluation institutions or agencies for the medium term and short-term (annual) projects are indicated in Tables 4.1,4.2, and 4.4. They include the District Assembly, the community, GOG and NGOs.

The Monitoring Report

Project monitoring formally starts when the actual implementation of a project begins. Monitoring is therefore directed at ensuring that the progress of the project proceeds according to schedule, that the quality of work is up to standard, and all inputs (including labour) are on site at the appropriate time, in the right quantities and of the right quality. The Monitoring Report should be prepared according to the following format (NDPC, 2006):


Private Sector

Private Sector Development

The economic programme of the district development plan seeks to improve the local economy by the utilisation of the available local resources and attracting investment, both private and public into the district. As a rural district, efforts must be made to improve farming practices, diversify the local economy and generate employment in both farm and non-farm sectors, especially in the small-scale sub-sector.

To this end, the framework of economic development outlined in this section examines such areas as the future employment structure, production levels of major crops, crop area farmed, tourism and industry.

Projection of Production Levels of Major Crops: 2005-2009

As a result of the anticipated increase in the population of the district as depicted by | the demographic projections above, it became necessary to assess the future food situations in the district. Based on the estimated population and the current : production situation the following assumptions were made: 

There will be enough rainfall and this will be well distributed throughout the plan period; the national growth rates for the various crops will hold constant throughout the plan period; there will be adequate and efficient extension services to farmers; farm implements will be available and at affordable prices to farmers; the improvement in the district’s transportation network will enhance productivity and production in the agricultural sector; the national per capita food crop consumption in 1990 will hold for the district in the plan period; and. There will be efficient marketing channels and good farm gate prices for the farmers. In the projection, emphasis was laid on the prospective levels of production and productivity of major crops in the district for the plan period based on the present production levels and the potential yields of the respective crops.

Land under cultivation for the various farms was estimated based on the potential total labour force that will engage in agriculture in the various years. The estimated area farmed in hectares was cultivated on the basis of the current average farm size of 5 acres (2.5 hectares) per farmer in the district. (The farm size multiplied by the farmer population gives some fair idea about the total land area farmed). The various proportions of crop areas farmed were then estimated for the plan period as shown in Table 3.14. The area to be farmed would increase from 36, 350 hectares in 2005 to 42,525 hectares, by the year 2009 (about 16% increment).

In order to achieve the targets set, the agricultural sector needs to be revamped through increased extension services, enhanced usage of appropriate technology, improved farming practices, diversification through the cultivation of non-traditional export crops and strengthening of the functional linkages between agriculture and industry, especially the small-scale sectors and capacity building of staff of the District Agricultural Development Unit.

Livestock Production

The district is endowed with vast land suitable for livestock. There are quite a number of animals reared in the district. These include cows, goats, sheep and pigs. The estimated animal census for 2005 and 2009 and the projected figure for the plan period are depicted below.

To strengthen and diversify the district economy in the medium term, the non-farm sector needs to be given increased attention to enable it complementing agricultural | development. Therefore it is projected that the service, commerce and industry sectors, between them, under the district employment structure, would absorb 2 per cent of the labour force by the year 2009.

The realisation of this dream with the district economy requires, among others the following: Establishment of an efficient marketing infrastructure including transport, storage, markets for the distribution of goods and services; Establishment of an efficient telecommunication system for the district including telephones, postal services etc;

Eromotion of River Oti as an international and local tourist centre and other potential tourist attraction spots; Eromotion of small-scale industries through the optimum use of local materials; and Strengthening the linkages between the farm and non-farm sectors of the economy.

Infrastructure Development

The success of the social and economic development programme would to a large measure, depend on how the overall space economy is organised. The basic principle in this respect is to ensure spatial equity and efficiency in resource allocation in the development process.

In this respect the distribution of social and economic activities in the district should take into consideration the scenario of decentralised development, which centres around Saboba, Chereponi, Wapuli, Demon, Wenchiki, and Wonjoga be used as the basic service centres in order to spread development within the district.

Against this spatial development framework, efforts must be made to provide basic social and economic infrastructure in order to make surface or physical accessibility efficient and effective. A well-organised rural (district) economy on the basis of well-functioning nodes served with efficient transport and communication network is sine qua non for improved living conditions of the people.

Natural and Built Environment

IA well-functioning economy must be seen to be thriving on a sound environment, both natural and built. It is therefore necessary to take steps that curtail activities and situations, which cause degradation of the natural environment while measures are | put in place to enhance this same environment. In this context, the plan proposals take into consideration the following, among others:

  1. Improved farming practices;
  2. Re-afforestation measures;
  3. Better and more efficient waste management;
  4. Improvement in the quality of housing; and
  5. Maintenance of existing social facilities.

Development Problems

The Development Problems identified in the district include:

Low Income Levels

  • Low revenue base for the district;
  • Inadequate social, technical and economic infrastructure;
  • Poor environmental conditions;
  • Low productivity and output levels;
  • Poor transportation linkages;
  • Lack of skilled staff at the District Assembly;
  • Inadequate office and residential accommodation for staff.

The linkages between these problems and many other problems in the district are shown as a problem Tree in Figure 2.10.

Development Potentials

The development potentials of the district include the following:
a high youthful (human resource) population;

  1.  Presence of number of NGOs and churches’ organisations;
  2.  Available water sources (River Oti) good fishing industry
  3.  Good rock for the sinking of wells and boreholes
  4.  Good alluvial soils for farming;
  5.  Clay available for pot making;
  6.  Sand and gravelling for building industry.

Development Priorities

The Development priorities of the district include the provision of the following: Good road net work Boreholes/pipe-borne water

  •  Malaria Control Measures
  •  Adequate trained teachers
  •  Resolution of Elopement cases
  •  Adequate medical staff
  •  Control and campaign on bush fires
  •  Adequate farm inputs
  •  Adequate modern social facilities e.g. Television reception, ICT centre
  1. Alternative job avenues/economic activities
  2. Adequate health facilities
  3. Education on harmful effects of indiscriminate felling of trees
  4. Financial resources/credit facilities
  5. Step up enrolment drive to reduce high drop-out rate in schools
  6. Adequate irrigation facilities
  7. Efficient transportation system
  • Provision of quality health care vis-a-vis mutual health insurance scheme
  • Adequate house hold VIT-latrines/toilet facilities
  • Prevention of new transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Maintenance of educational infrastructure
  • Tractor services
  • Education on harmful effects on early marriages/betrothal system/teenage pregnancy
  1.  Adequate Grain Banks/storage facilities
  2. Adequate prices for agricultural produce
  3. Adequate knowledge on nutrition
  4. Adequate processing machines
  5. Adequate police stations
  6. Adequate transport and logistics
  7. Adequate early child hood centres
  8. Adequate peace and security
  9. Improved reception of television/mobile phone/radio
  10. Adequate marketing centres
  11. Adequate income generating activities
  12. Wide coverage of Hydro-Electric Power in the district
  13. Adequate high yielding animal and plant breeds
  14. Adequate class room blocks/teaching aid/teacher accommodation/school uniform for pupils
  15. Adequate support for girl-child education
  16. Adequate hostel facilities for students
  17. Health services to hard-to-reach areas and population
  18. Support for care-takers of PLWHAS
  19. Adequate grain banks
  20. Training and employment avenues for the youth
  21. Efficient and effective veterinary services
  22. Training of /TBAs/herbalists on transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Educational campaign on Desertification/Land degradation
  • Training of personnel to step up Revenue generation
  • Incentive packages for teachers/workers
  • Posting of skilled and qualified staff for Decentralised Depts.
  • Funds for Maintenance of school infrastructures
  • Education on HIV/AIDS Awareness Creation
  • Household VIPs/KVIPs/Sanitation facilities
  • Education on insanitary conditions
  • Campaign on Guinea-worm infestation
  • Drainage system
  • Adequate Sanitary Workers
  • Education on Drug Abuse Among the Youth.
  • Education on reproductive problems
  • Education on gender mainstreaming
  • Publicity on tourist attraction sites
  • Adequate refuse containers/waste disposal facilities



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