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Title:An Outline of Post-1966 Regional Planning and Rural Development in Ghana
Author:Darkoh, Michael B.K.
Periodical:Pan-African Journal
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:rural development
regional planning
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Abstract:Since 1966, regional policy in Ghana has focused attention on two major issues: 1) finding ways and means of improving the administrative planning mechanism itself and 2) initiating and directing certain policies and programmes for redressing regional disparities in levels of welfare in general and rural-urban migration in particular. This brief paper attempts to outline the changes which have been effected in the bureaucratic planning mechanism and associated efforts towards regional and rural development in Ghana since 1966 when Nkrumah's government was overthrown. An attempt is also made to demonstrate the impact of these efforts on the space economy. The paper finally concludes by emphasizing the fundamental importance of relating regional planning to the wider considerations of political strategy. Notes.