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Title: Spatial and functional integration for district level development - a case study of Mpohor Wassa East District in Ghana
Authors: Banye, Isaac Saaka
Issue Date: 15-Sep-1992
Series/Report no.: 1935;
Abstract: Aware that a strong national economy depends on an aggregation of various self-sustaining and complimentary local economies, successive governments in Ghana have often put rural development high on their agenda.. The rationale is that majority of the country’s population live in rural areas.. It is also in these areas that the rich natural resources are largely found. As a result, a myriad of development projects and programmes supposedly aimed at improving upon the socio—economic conditions of the rural people are undertaken. However, there appears to be no suitable theoretical base f or development planning and management at the local level.. The idea of growth poles and the associated polarisation of resource investment in regional capitals have failed to ginger-up local level development in the hinterland. Trickle down of expected benefits is often limited to the immediate surrounding areas of polarised investment centres. The study represents an experiment towards a suitable theoretical base for local level planning and development work. The study is based on detailed field work and focuses on the analysis of the space economy of a rural district in the Western/of Ghana. It came out with/Region proposals and policy statements aimed at improving upon the socio-economic development through spatial and functional integration of human settlements.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Development Planning and Management, 1992
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3541
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