The Birim Central Municipal Assembly has organized stakeholders' meeting at Akim Oda to explain its proposed Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) for 2022 -2025 to the residents in the Municipality.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Aziz Awudu, the Planning Officer indicated that, the Assembly's proposed Medium Term Development Plan for 2022 - 2025 was prepared in accordance with guidelines set up by the National Development Planning Commission. He emphasized that; the plan would be integrated into the government's four years National Development Plan after it has received approval from residents and the Central Government.

According to him, the said plan contains a number of activities that the Assembly would implement in the Municipality for the next four years (2022 - 2025) to improve the living standards of the residents.

Explaining the processes for the preparation of the said plan, Mr. Aziz indicated that, the Planning Coordinating Unit of the Assembly met the Zonal Council members and discussed developmental projects needed by each Zonal Council and reiterated that, all concerns raised at Zonal Council levels by the Zonal Council Members have been put in the plan.

Touching on projects that the Municipality has factored in the plan, Mr. Aziz mentioned development of ..

*Note that the plan started in 2017 before Asene Manso Akroso (AMA) District was curved out of the Birim Central Municipal Assembly that's why some projects in the AMA district was captured.


  • Rehabilitated 6-unit classroom block with office and store at Nazareth.
  • Constructed 3-unit classroom block with office, store and staff common room at Asuoso.
  • Constructed Kindergarten block at Asene Isamic School.
  • Constructed 10-seater KVIP toilet at Asuboa Presby school.
  • Rehabilitated 7-unit classroom block with office, store and staff common room at El-Shaddai.
  • Constructed 3-unit classroom block with office, store, staff common room, furniture, toilet and urinal at Oda Salvation Army School.
  • Completed Students' Hostel at Morning Star, Akim Oda.
  • Provided over 2,500 mono/dual desks for basic schools, Attafuah SHS and St. Francis SHS.
  • Completed 4-unit Teachers' quarters at Gyadam.

  • Completed 2 CHPS Compounds at Suponsu and Yaw Donkor.
  • Construction of health Centre at Oda Nkwanta (on-going).
  • Construction of medical laboratory at Oda Government Hospital (on-going).
  • Public sensitization and Provision of PPEs to facilitate compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

  • Provided pipe borne water with storage tank at Old Town Anglican School.
  • Provided water (borehole and pipe borne) at markets, lorry parks and other public places in Oda, Aboabo, Oda Nkwanta, Gyadam, Essam.

  • Supplied 10 refuse containers
  • Constructed fence wall, container platforms, evacuation refuse and desilting of stream at Akotomorease
  • Rehabilitated 3 public toilets at Bonka Adjei, Zongo Slaughter House & Aseneye.
  • Periodic evacuation of refuse and levelling of final refuse disposal site.

  • Constructed 2 footbridges at Community 6 and Jesus-Jesus.
  • Construction of 2 footbridges at Madarina and Endtime/Owusu Memorial (on-going).
  • Constructed culvert at Essam/Kekreke

  • Supplied oil palm seedlings to farmers under PERD.
  • Created jobs and income - along value chain, PFJ, etc.
  • Promoted AGRA rice initiative.

  • Construction of 34 lockable shops (block A) and waiting area (conference room, restaurant, offices) - Lot 1 at Nkwantanum Market, Akim Oda.
  • Construction of 34 lockable market shops (block B), paving, U -drain and refuse container base - Lot 2 at Nkwantanum Market, Akim Oda.
  • Construction of 34 lockable market shops (block C), nursery, washroom and sickbay - Lot 3 at Nkwantanum Market, Akim Oda.
  • Construction of 68 lockable market shops and ancillary facilities (lot 1) at Old Premier, Akim Oda.
  • Precast block paving of Old Premier market (3,000 sq. m.) and construction of 600mm diameter concrete 'U' drain (240m) (lot 2) at Old Premier, Akim Oda.

  • Provided streetlights.
  • Constructed police station at No. 9, Akim Oda.

  • Organized skills training programme.
  • Provided some start-up kits.
  • Provided business support services.

  • Supported PWDs and other vulnerable groups.
  • Highlights of Draft Proposals for the Medium-Term (2022-2025)

    Draft Proposals-2022

  • Develop industrial village in Akim Oda - (2022-2023).
  • Construction of lockable market shops at Old Premier Lorry Park and concrete open 'U' drain from Old Premier Lorry Park to Bongore Stream.
  • Continue with all government flagship programmes under agric. (PFJ, RFJ, PERD, AGRA rice initiative, etc) - (2022-2025).
  • Identify & document all potential tourist attraction sites.
  • Support for sports and culture in the municipality - (2022-2025).
  • Skills training programmes and local business support services (2022-2025).
  • Procure 1,000 mono desks, 50 sets of teachers' tables/chairs & 50 sets of KG tables/chairs for schools- (2022-2025).
  • Construct 1no. 6-unit classroom block with office & store at Oda Presby A & C Primary.
  • Drill/maintain 5no. boreholes in the municipality - (2022-2025).
  • Extend pipe system to Oda Nkwanta.
  • Acquire and develop final waste disposal site.
  • Renovate 5no. public toilets in the municipality - (2022-2025).
  • Evacuate refuse heaps - (2022-2025).
  • Procure 5no. communal refuse containers - (2022-2025).
  • Support operations of safety net programmes (LEAP, SFP, NHIA, etc) - (2022-2025).
  • Rehabilitate PWDs & poor households through the 2% PWDs' Fund - (2022-2025).
  • Complete construction of footbridges at Madarina and Endtime/Owusu Memorial.
  • Construct /Reshape/maintain roads in the municipality. - (2022-2025)
  • Complete construction of storm drain on Apetesu Stream - Birim River.
  • Complete preparation of structure plans for Oda Nkwanta, Gyadam and Aboabo.
  • onstruct fence wall around Oda cemetery - (2022-2023).
  • Maintain streetlights/install new ones in the municipality.
  • Develop bungalow round about through Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Akim Oda.
  • Support community initiated projects/ counterpart funding of projects - (2022-2025).
  • Support traditional authorities in the municipality - (2022-2025).
  • Complete MCE's residency at Bungalow, Akim Oda - (2022-2023).
  • Complete administration block annex - (2022-2023).
  • Prepare & implement disaster emergency response plan.
  • Educate the public on causes and effects of disaster - (2022-2025).
  • Continue public sensitization on COVID-19.
  • Enforce observation of COVID-19 protocols.
  • Undertake quarterly M & E exercises - (2022-2025).
  • Strengthen Zonal Councils - (2022-2025).
  • Draft Proposals-2023

  • Develop dam site into tourist attraction site at Aboabo.
  • Construct 1no. 3-unit classroom block with office, store, staff common room at El-Shaddai M/A School.
  • Construct 1no. 4-unit teachers' quarters at Yeboahkrom.
  • Construct 2no. 20-seater institutional latrines with urinals at Akim Oda SDA, Aboabo Presby Primary.
  • Construct 1no. CHPS Compound at Essam.
  • Extend pipe system to areas without - (2022-2025).
  • Construct 2no. storm drains at Ano Down and Ahenbronum, Oda.
  • Draft Proposals - 2024

  • Rehabilitation of market and drainage at Aboabo market.
  • Develop 2no. tourist sites in selected community.
  • Construct 1no. 4-unit teachers' quarters at Oda Nkwanta.
  • Construct 3no. 20-seater institutional latrines with urinals at Essam L/A Primary, Birim L/A Primary, El-Shaddai Primary Schools.
  • Construct 1no. cold room and disease control centre in Akim Oda.
  • Construct 2no. storm drains at Kwabena Better Bridge and Aseneye.
  • Draft Proposals - 2025

  • Rehabilitate Old Town market in Akim Oda.
  • Construct 1no. 6-unit classroom block with office, store & staff common room at Oda SDA Primary School.
  • Construct 2no. 20-seater institutional latrines with urinals at Oda Old Town Islamic, Aboabo Salvation Army Schools.
  • Construct 2no. CHPS Compounds at South Town and Srodai.
  • In another development, Mr. Alexander Akwasi Acquah, the Member of Parliament for Akyem Oda Constituency said his office would liaise with Assembly to execute the aforementioned plan as soon as it is approved by the Central Government.

    According to him, the construction of Oda industrial village is dear to his heart and indicated that he would do all it takes to ensure the said village is constructed. He used the occasion to inform residents to support government under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to implement its Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies to address the basic infrastructural deficit confronting the Municipality and the Nation as a whole.


    Obrempong Gyamfi Saforo Kyere II, the Kontihene of Kotoku Tradional Area who chaired the programme thanked Management of the Assembly for organizing such an important programme to highlight activities intends to be implemented in the Municipality from 2022 -2025 by the Assembly.

    The programme was attended by the Assembly Members, Staff of Assembly, heads of non- decentralized department, members of civil society organizations, representatives of Christian council, Zonal Council Members among others.

    Before the hearing end ...

  • Comments from stakeholders at the hearing was discussed and integrated into the draft MTDP (2022-2025).
  • Then the Draft MTDP (2022-2025) was Adopted and would be submitted to NDPC through ERCC for comments and approval.