District Planning Officer: Mary Kalynsi
The National Development Planning (System) Act, 1994 (Act 480) defines and regulates planning procedures and related matters. It includes the decentralized national development planning system comprising the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), ministries, departments and agencies at national level, Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) at regional level and District Planning Authorities (MMDA’s) at the District level respectively.
Functions of the Development Planning Unit
i. Preparation of a District Development Plans.
ii. Planning, monitoring and evaluation of programs and activities.
iii. Dissemination of Government policies and programs.
iv. Preparation and dissemination of reports on the implemented planned activities.
Legal Foundations of the National Development Planning System
The national development policy formulation process, the planning and M&E functions as performed within the decentralized planning system in Ghana is supported by diverse legislations. These legislations include the Constitution of Ghana, related Acts of Parliament, Legislative Instruments and other statutory laws.