Revenue Projection From 2014-2017
The total amount project to receive to implement the proposed programmes and projects is GHC 26,454, 622.00. However, the Assembly is cautious of proposing project to cover this amount the reason being that in the previous plan only 35% of the amount budgeted for was actually released.
Estimated Cost of the Plan
Preliminary estimates indicate that the total cost of the implementation of the proposed intervention in the District Medium Term Development Plan is GH12, 816,780.00. Out of this, the District Assembly is expected to fund GH¢2,638,259.27 which ten percent from internal sources while the remaining 80% would be met from external sources. Notable among the external sources are the DACF, DDF, GSOP, Central Government supported projects and the Private Sector. The proposed expenditure has been broken down on thematic area bases in the below matrix for easy reference and comparison.
The Assembly would have to strengthen its revenue mobilization drive to be able to generate adequate resources locally to reduce its dependence on external funding. Investment prospectus and proposals need to be prepared to place the Assembly in competitive position to attract more external funding.
Strategies for Fund mobilization
As indicated earlier, the four year plan is estimated to cost GH¢12, 816,780.00and the Assembly is expected to fund about ten percent of the entire cost. In order to raise adequate funds to support the implementation of the plan, the below fund mobilization strategy had been put in place. The estimated cost for the implementation of this revenue mobilization strategy has captured in the programme of action.
District Annual Action Plan For 2014
In this section, the Annual Plan indicates action to be taken by both public and private sectors, including Non Governmental Organizations and the Community in the implementation of projects earmarked for the year 2014 of the four-year medium term development programme for 2014 – 2017. The annual plan needs to be implemented on the bases of the annual budget of the District Assembly.
The Annual Plan indicates the activities/projects to be implemented in 2014, when each project should begin and end, the responsible implementing agencies, both leading and collaborating, and individual projects cost being local or external. Parameters used in the selection of annual projects include:
• Projects which require immediate awareness creation through public education.
• Projects which satisfy the immediate needs of the people
• On-going projects in the district
• Projects whose costs could be accommodated within the year.
• Projects which will have immediate impact on poverty reduction, good governance, employment generation and growth. The proposed projects are outlined in the five relevant pillars of GSGDA II, namely; Enhancing Competitiveness in Ghana’s Private Sector; Accelerated Agriculture Modernization and Sustainable Natural Resource Management; Infrastructure, Energy and Human Settlements; Human Development, Productivity and Employment; Transparent and Accountable Governance.
Strategic environmental assessment of the PPPs
In order to achieve sustainable development, the proposed policies, programmes and projects were subjected to strategic environment assessment. However to attain sound environmental sustainability in the implementation of the PPPs, few negative impacts revealed through the sustainability test ought to be addressed to achieve sustainable development.
The construction works and other similar activities impact negatively on some of the components of the Natural Resources and other three sub-components under Socio cultural conditions. The activities has some negative influence on wildlife, degraded land, energy, pollution, raw materials and river/water bodies (all under natural resources) and establishment of a factory.
Though the projects/activities will not be sited in a conserved area, however most of them being sited at fringes of existing structures/developed areas, some amount of vegetation will be affected through clearance. The obvious consequence of this will be destruction of wildlife and their habitations. The wildlife likely to be affected in the various communities includes insects’ arachnids’ rodents, mollusks, earthworms, snakes and others. The mitigation measures identified to reduce the impact from the execution of the PPPs will certainly involve additional cost outlay. In addition to the Assembly carrying out effective implementation of the interventions, institutional capacities must be developed. These include training of personnel from environmental Health and sanitation Unit, Parks and Gardens Department, Works Department, Community Development and town and Country Planning Department etc.
The District Assembly is consciously intends to undertake measures in order to reduce the impacts that will be associated with the implementation of the policies, projects and programmes and the estimated cost of the mitigation measures have been incorporate in the estimated project cost. A detailed strategic environment assessment report will be done to support the implementation of the proposed policies, and programmes projects.
Programme of Action
The Programme of Action provides the various prioritized set of programme activities and their cost, which are intended to enhance the achievement of stated objectives of the plan within a specified time frame. It also outlines the essential steps for ease of implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The Programme of Action for the planning period specifies the sub-goals under the five (5) key thematic areas, indicates the programme objectives with clear targets, strategies/activities to achieve the stated objectives, indicative budgets, implementation plan/time schedules, roles of implementation agencies and collaborating partners including the private sector, donors, NGOs, the Area Councils and individual communities as well as relevant institutions responsible for monitoring and evaluation.
The formulation of the development priorities, goals, objectives strategies and activities were also done through the active involvement and participation of all identifiable stakeholders. The Programme of Action therefore represents a set of prioritized activities of the sector the private/business sector, NGOs, the five (5) Area Councils and individual communities. In selecting and phasing out the projects and programmes for implementation during the plan period, a number of criteria were used to satisfy the central goal of accelerating growth of the economy and reducing poverty. The criteria used include the following:
• Projects that represent the felt needs of the people;
• Projects which conform to the central goal of the plan;
• Projects that will create the required environment to accelerate growth;
• Programmes that will offer employment particularly to the youth;
• Projects/programmes that will enhance good governance and civic responsibility in the zone and the district as a whole.
Date Created : 11/23/2017 6:22:42 AM