Country Ghana
Region Africa
Duration Start 7 December, 2020 till 31 December, 2021
Field of expertise Building More Effective Public Administration
Policy field(s) Institutional development
Local economic development
Communication
Funding Cités Unies France CUF
Project code 11432
The wider objective of the project is to support the Ghanaian city of Kumasi in dealing with the effects of the COVD-19 pandemic.

The specific objectives are:
- To provide support for and strengthen micro and small businesses towards faster economic recovery through the promotion of Local Economic Development
- To enhance the capacity of institutions both public and private to govern effectively in times of crisis
- To provide practical support for the poor and vulnerable and the communities in which they live.
- To sensitize vulnerable groups on covid-19 protocols
- To increase member's knowledge and skills on how to join a virtual meeting by 90%.
- To increase member's knowledge and skills on creating and hosting a virtual meeting using tools like zoom, Google meet and Skype by 70%.


The expected results of the project are:
• Internet connectivity at Kejetia terminal has been upgraded
• The general public has been sensitised on covid-19
• Capacity of key officers of the assembly, assembly members, business community etc on Public-Private partnership (PPP) has been enhanced
• SMEs database in Greater Kumasi area has been prepared and updated
• Capacity of SMEs in and around the Greater Kumasi area for doing business in the face of COVID-19 has been enhanced
• Registration of informal businesses in Greater Kumasi area has been enhanced
• Capacity of assembly staff on running effective virtual meetings has been strengthened
• Capacity of all unit committee and town council members has beenn strengthened
• Educational campaigns have been organised on Parent-Child communication and sexual reproductive rights in seven communities in the Greater Kumasi area
• Personal Protective Equipment has been distributed to primary health facilities, vulnerable groups, vulnerable communities and assembly members and staff of all the seven assemblies
• Food items have been procured and distributed to vulnerable communities in the Greater Kumasi area
• A mechanized borehole has been constructed at Moshie Zongo.