Taking the Lead in Sustainable Development
Kwadwo Yeoboah, Metropolitan Director of Town Planning, Physical Planning
Department, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Ghana
“We were able to [implement street naming] because we had a strategic
leadership from presidency to the local level.”
Ghana’s first president was instrumental in the sustainable development of the country’s capital, Accra, says Kwadwo Yeoboah. The director of planning shares how the president’s strategic vision led the local government to work closely with the city councils and citizens to implement street and property naming system as well as revitalise a flood-prone lagoon into a recreational zone.