Open Sessions

SOU 101 - Delivering Infrastructure For Improved Services, Revenue Mobilization And Planned Cities For Effective Local Level Development

20 Nov

20 November

14:30 to 17:30

Venue: Oujda

LEAD ORGANIZER

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development

Tel: +233 302 932 573

Email: client.service@mlgrd.gov.gh

Web: http://www.mlgrd.gov.gh/

PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION

As part of the implementation of the National Urban Policy and Action Plan (2012) of the Government of Ghana, the MLGRD in collaboration with the AFD designed the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme (GUMPP). Its main objective was to deliver infrastructure for improved services, promote effective urban management and achieve financial autonomy of the participating local authorities.   The event aims at presenting the achievement of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme (GUMPP) of the Government of Ghana, which was implemented in three (3) Metropolises and one Municipality. The objective was to deliver priority infrastructure and urban management support for improved service delivery and revenue generation for local authorities.   Through slide presentations, video projections and explanatory supports, the case studies of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project, with funding support from the AFD, particularly the experiences, lessons and achievement from Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA).   The event will be facilitated by a Moderator and an agreed number of speakers from Government of Ghana, the STMA, GUMPP Technical Team and AFD.   Objectives This Event intends to share with participants the achievements and challenges of interventions of the Government of Ghana in urban spaces using the case study of the Ghana Urban management Pilot {Programme (GUMPP) as a strategy for incorporating the New Urban Agenda into National Plans. The event will also showcase how urban interventions promote inclusion through poverty reduction strategies and infrastructure delivery for improved services. Summarily the event will seek to address the following:
  1. Infrastructure delivery is a major catalyst for improved service delivery and inclusion: case of STMA under GUMPP
  2. Urban development presents opportunities for improved participatory planning for building resilience of Cities
  3. Partnerships are essential for achieving the potentials of urbanization, especially in LDCs and Developing Countries.

PANEL

Programme

Summary

  1. Opening Remarks – Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister, MLGRD
  2. Urban Policy Review in line with International Agreement – Prof Daniel Inkoom
  3. Sector Specific Case Study: GUMPP in STMA focusing on Infrastructure Investment and Support Measures – Mr. Henry Owusu
  4. Institutional Set-up for GUMPP – Mr. Prosper Dzansi
  5. General Questions and Answers
  6. Closing Remarks – Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama

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