IHS wins Tender to Provide Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme
Four Ghanaian cities involved in pilot project to strengthen urban management capacities
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is happy to announce that it will provide Technical Assistance for the implementation of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme (GUMPP) to enhance the decentralization process in Ghana and to strengthen the capacity of four (4) Ghanaian Cities. IHS won this tender following a very competitive international call for proposals
The GUMPP programme benefits from an Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) financing of €40.5 million (a soft loan of €40 million and a grant of €0.5 million) to support the Ministry of Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the cities of Kumasi, Sekondi – Takoradi, Tamale and Ho. In addition to capacity building support, the GUMPP will also finance the priority investments of the four cities which will include markets, lorry parks, landfills, drains and other infrastructure. The programme will enhance the living conditions of the population of these four cities and strengthen urban management in the four municipal authorities. The GUMPP seeks to promote a comprehensive / city-wide approach to urban issues, within the framework of the National Urban Policy and its Action Plan
The role of IHS and JDP Consults (our Ghanaian partners) is to provide technical assistance for the implementation of the GUMPP. The purpose of this technical assistance component is to provide a multifaceted support to the four participating cities and to the Secretariat located at MLGRD/UDU with the establishment, management, monitoring and implementation of the GUMPP. This will ensure that this Programme is implemented on time, within budget, in accordance with national procedures and international standards (procurement/ environmental and social regulations, etc.) and that sub-projects and support measures are successfully (i) designed and (ii) implemented.
The programme was launched on 7th May 2012 in Ho by John Dramani Mahama, Vice President of Ghana. The ceremony was attended by Honorable Henry Camel Ford, Regional Minister of the Volta Region, Metropolitan and Municipal Chief Executives of Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, Tamale and Ho, His Excellency Mr. Federic Clavier, French Ambassador to Ghana, Bruno Leclerc, AFD Resident Manager, Ghana, Mr. Kees van Rooijen, Director of IHS, and Mr. Gerjan van Zoest, Head of the Finance Department IHS. The programme runs until mid-2016. For information on the GUMPP project contact: Aloysius Bongwa (IHS – GUMPP Project Leader: email@example.com . This is the first major AFD Funded project IHS is undertaking.
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Publication date: 20 June 2012