Local Economic Development and Growth Strategy for Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly
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- Global Affairs Canada
- CECI (Centre for Intenationalonal Studies and Cooperation)
- Emelia Ayipio Asamoah ([email protected])
- Economic Opportunities, Empowerment, Gender Equality, Inclusive Economic Development, Inclusive Market Systems, Sharing Knowledge, Skills Training, Youth
At a broad level, the strategy paper is intended to offer a fresh perspective to local economic development planning, taking into account the mineral endowment of the municipality, opportunities for local skills development and labour market utilization, input-output opportunities for integrating mining into the local economy, opportunities for enhancing agricultural output and benefaction in ways that create additional employment, especially for women and youth outside the mine, and how mining could be leveraged to promote local tourism. The strategy emphasizes some mutually beneficial relationships that could be fostered among these sectors in ways that create new job opportunities away from the mine. Particularly, the agricultural potential within the local economy could be harnessed to provide food and other input into the mine. Agribusiness, especially in the case of oil palm processing could be leveraged to provide other mine inputs.