Ghana secures 42 mln Euros support for urban management project.

The French development agency, Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), is supporting the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project (GUMPP) with 42 million Euros, a senior official of Ghanaian government disclosed on Tuesday.

Four major cities, namely Kumasi, 270 km north; Secondi- Takoradi, 218 km west; Tamale, 616 km north; and Ho 156 km north- east of the national capital, will benefit from the pilot project which seeks to provide infrastructure for some urban centers.
"Under the GUMPP, the government will also facilitate the preparatory street naming and structure plans for Ho and Tamale," Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said while addressing the media at the Meet-The-Press series here. 

There are around 105 urban localities, each with a population above 15,000 with environmental sanitation challenges similar to those of large cities.
These other urban localities comprising about 34 percent of the total population also generate waste in excess of 5,000 tons each day.
Local plans and schemes will also be prepared to guide the growth and development in these urban centers, while the project also ensures that property rating and installation of revenue mobilization software is carried out for the cities. 

Oppong-Fosu said the design for the Priority Investment Projects (PIP) for these four cities had been completed, while procurement for the street naming, spatial planning and revenue enhancement were ongoing.

Shanghai Daily,上海日报


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