The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsible for the coordination of the Landscape Restoration Option of the on-going Ghana Landscape Restoration and Small-Scale Mining Project (GLRSSMP), which is being implemented under the auspices of the World Bank.
Among other activities to be implemented under the Project, EPA will be supporting and collaborating with relevant key institutions to spearhead the development of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plans and District Land-use Plans for 13 targeted basins/sub• basins and over 150 districts respectively within the project area across the country.
This activity will be undertaken as Sub-component 1.1 of the project which deals with “Integrated landscape management planning and monitoring” to improve the management of natural resources and land use, for enhanced food security.
The goal of this sub-component of the Project among others is to enhance the capacity of government agencies collaborating to carry out various aspects of the Integrated Landscape Planning and Monitoring.
In light of the foregoing, the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) of EPA is organising a reconnaissance survey from 14th August to 26th August, 2022 covering districts in the Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern and Savannah regions of Ghana and would like to request a meeting with the District Spatial Planning Committee.
The purpose of this survey is to be briefed on the significant physical, cultural, and socio-economic features that needs to be taken into consideration and a son copy of the District Medium Term Development Plan.
Secondly, it is also to identify any shortfalls that might impact project implementation by assessing the level of readiness of each district in the project area, the capacity of district staff to prepare the plans and environmentally sensitive features within the district that must be considered in the planning process.