Planning

Head of Unit

Audrey Smock Amoah (Mrs) is the Municipal Planning officer of the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly. Audrey has a vast experience in the area of development planning having worked in three Assemblies in two Regions for the past seventeen years. Her role as a Planning Officer is to lead teams in the preparation of all kinds of plans by serving as a Secretary to the Municipal Planning and Coordinating Unit with the Coordinating Director as the Chairman. The Planning officer leads the Secretariat of the Municipal Planning and Coordinating Unit.

Audrey has a Master of Science Degree in Development Policy and Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Planning also from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She holds a certificate in Gender and Development from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP).

Audrey’s desire is to see La Dade-kotopon Municipal Assembly implementing programmes that have emerged from participatory processes of planning and decision making to address the needs of the people. She believes in professionalism and teamwork.

What we do

The new Local Government Act 1993 (Act 462) section 46(3) established for each Assembly a District Planning Coordinating Unit (DPCU). The Municipal Planning Coordinating Unit (MPCU) is to serve as a Secretariat to the Municipal Planning Authority and to advice on planning, programming, monitoring, evaluation and coordination of development plans, policies, programmes and projects within the Municipality.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Municipal. Planning Co-ordinating Unit exists to co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate development activities of the La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly and ensure consistency in policy formulation of the Assembly.

VISION: The vision of the unit is to be able to facilitate development processes within the La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly through the efficient mobilization and use of community resources and also to be able to provide all the data needs for the formulation of physical, social, economic and environmental policies of the Assembly.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The functions of the MPCU are as follows:

  1. Collection and preliminary analysis of data.
  2. Preliminary rationalization and harmonization of development policies.
  3. Implementation of strategies and programmes and the preparation of projects documentation.
  4. Identification of bankable projects, assessment of the economic viability of projects and provision of guidance for their implementation.
  5. Direction and management of the integrated development planning process and the coordination of the implementation policies, programmes and projects by sectorial departments.
  6. Assist in the preparation of a comprehensive, integrated, perspective plans (medium – term plans, annual action plans) the development budget, and the identification of subject areas for technical details of the plan targets.
  7. Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of plans of various sector agencies and ensuring the achievement of plan targets.
  8. Co-ordination of donor funded development projects.

EXISTING STRUCTURE:
The Unit is currently staffed by:

  1. The Head of Planning
  2. Two Assistant Planning Officers