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Title: A plan for Tikurom and construction of three pit latrines
Authors: Darko, Solomon Ofei
Issue Date: 14-Sep-1968
Series/Report no.: 18A;
Abstract: Large towns that can be called urban number about 981 and obtain a population of about one and a half million which is about only 23 per cent of total population of Ghana, The majority of the settlements in Ghana are therefore rural end the few which have urban features still retain so many rural characteristics. Developments are however centred in the big towns and cities and hardly any planning scheme is prepared for villages ; nor do they see any .form of development taking place for a long time. Although the answer to development does not wholly lie in self-help i there are a number of projects which can be undertaken through self-help to improve the standard of living in the rural areas, such as the construction of latrines, school blocks, roads and bridges. But there is lack of initiative, enthusiasm and technical knowledge among most of our villages. Besides, most of the villagers feel that since they pay tax it is the responsibility of the government to develop their environment for them. Few villagers are aware of their economic potentialities nor make the attempt to improve their own environment. This great planning problem is, therefore, the main concern of the report. In an attempt to provide the best possible training for men end women who will 'help find solutions to planning problems In small settlements. and as part, of course, require¬ments for diploma, students in Physical Planning, the Faculty of architecture expects Students to go through the complete process of planning, provide basic data for planning, give direction and encouragement to villages to undertake development projects through self-help and community development techniques. Organization of Rest, of Report The rest of this report is divided into six chapters, Chapter One deals with the survey methods used and the selection of Tikurom as a project village. Chapter Two is concerned with basic planning data. Chapter three attempts to utilize the available data to develop solutions for the village problems. In the form of a layout design. The next chapter deals with implementation of planning proposals.. It describes in detail the construction of a project, that is, a pit latrine. Alluvial sand deposits in the Kumasi area is the theme of Chapter Five while the last Chapter summarises the problems of rural development, the objectives of the author and recommends some ways of implementing future projects.
Description: A Project Report presented to the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Diploma in Physical Planning, 1968
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1329
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