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Title: The Role of the District Assembly in Poverty Alleviation; A Case Study of Pru District
Authors: Ogyedjator, Anane Daniel
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2012
Abstract: Poverty is seen at two level by the Development Economists and other Social Scientists (International Community).First, it is lack of innovation,creativity,skills,experiencing technology and ability to provide basic human needs such as adequate food, clothing,shelter,portable water and health care. Second, it is viewed as lack of or inadequate income to enable humanbeings have access to basic human and social needs. By the two classifications about 65% to 70% of the population of Ghana is poor.In the case of Pru District, about 80% of the people do not have access to adequate food, water, education, health, shelter and so on. From the level of income distribution, 75% of the people earn less than GH¢200.00 per year. The people live dejected life because they do not have the financial means nor the technological knowhow to overcome their plight. Under Ghana’s decentralization policy, the Pru District Assembly has a big role to play to alleviate poverty of the people.The study was done to determine what the Assembly and the people are doing to alleviate or even reduce poverty. This is a descriptive study in which the researcher used various data collection instruments to collect data.The sample size of this study was made up of 170 respondents with the use of questionnaires and interviews to collect data from the respondents. The study found that respondents have different perception of poverty and what causes it. They also enumerated how poverty manifested itself in the district. As a result the Pru district holds poverty reduction high on its agenda by embarking on a series of programmes to reduce it. The study, recommended a shift from the over concentration on the provision of social services and infrastructure to employment generation, by structuring the Assembly to help enhance and improve on the objectives of setting up a Fund since it has the potential to reduce poverty in the rural areas.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of COMMONWEALTH EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (CEMPA),2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4788
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