Creating better living standards in Wa West

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The Wa West District Assembly in the Upper West Region, is strategizing to tackle its developmental issues head-on, to create better living standards for the people.

wpid-Budget-of-punjab-2013-20140.jpgFive key development issues had been identified, which include inadequate Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Compounds, Maternal and Infant Mortality.

Issues of inadequate household latrines, lack of socio-economic database for the district, and the existence of high disease burden, as well as outmoded cultural beliefs and practices, would also be addressed.

Mr Adamu Dasaana, Wa West District Chief Executive (DCE), announced this at the Assembly?s 2015 Composite Budget Hearing at Wechiau on Tuesday.

He said in the area of Education, the Assembly was set to promote the achievement of universal basic education, increase the number of trained teachers, trainers, instructors and attendants at all levels, among others.

On Health, Mr Dasaana noted the intensification of advocacy to reduce infection and impact of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB), and strengthen the health system to deliver quality Maternal and Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) care services.

It would also implement the Sanitation and Water For All Ghana Compact, adopt the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) for the promotion of household sanitation, and promote behavioral change for ensuring open defecation-free communities.

Touching on Agriculture, the DCE said the Assembly was again strategising to apply appropriate agricultural research and technology to introduce economies of scale in agricultural production, extend the concept of nucleus-out-grower and block farming scheme, as well as strengthen livestock mechanization, to enhance food production in the district.

The Assembly would in the area of works, adopt effective borehole drilling mechanisms and reinstate labour-based method of road construction and maintenance, to improve rural roads and maximize employment for all, especially the youth, he said.

Mr Dasaana said all the strategies would not be met without the corresponding funding, and pledged to intensify revenue generation mechanisms to improve on the Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

The DCE also appealed to stakeholders and partners to support the Assembly to achieve such well defined strategies to better the lives of the ordinary people in the district.

GNA

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