NiewTree Ghana Limited has been involved in training and capacity building for some institutions in Ghana over the short period of its existence. We have been engaged for training for Local Government Authorities in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and in the field of Municipal Sanitation Planning. The trainings are conducted in participatory and interactive formats. Practical application of theories, yielding outputs which can be utilized at the offices.
We continue to work in training and capacity building for all categories in public and private actors as well as CSOs, NGOs and FBOs.NiewTree Company Limited as the consulting firm to Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), organized a three (3)-Day Training Programme on Sustainable Municipal Sanitation Planning for each of the MMAs in Greater Accra. The project was designed to benefit at least 250,000 people living in low income communities within the eleven (11) metropolitan /municipal assemblies which make up the GAMA namely, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Ga West Municipal Assembly, Ga East Municipal Assembly, Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly, Ga South Municipal Assembly, Adenta Municipal Assembly, Ashiaman Municipal Assembly, La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly and La Nkwantanan Municipal Assembly.
The main components of the project included the provision of environmental sanitation and water supply services; improvement and expansion of the water distribution network; planning, improvement and expansion of GAMA-wide environmental sanitation situation; as well as institutional strengthening and capacity building.
The broad objective of the training was to equip participants with the necessary competences to analyse, design and implement sanitation development plans and sanitation systems for their MMAs that are compatible with local customs and available human and material resources and also equip participants to prepare their MESSAP and DESSAP.
Also, the specific objectives were to:
- Enable participants to design and operate a range of sanitation infrastructure systems, having particular regard to key sustainability principles.
- Equip participants with tools for designing resilient infrastructure that accounts for climate risks and protects vulnerable populations
- Share insights on analytical and critical thinking on sustainable infrastructure systems.
2.TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES
NiewTree currently works as a Technical Advisor to Local Government Authorities (Ga East Municipal Assembly and Ashaiman Municipal Assembly) to support in the design and implementation of various forms of Public Private Partnership projects.
3.DESIGN OF ON-LINE HR SOFTWARE
NiewTree is in the process of developing a Human Resource software for the Local Government Service. The Local Government Service intends to fully scale up its Human Resource system from the current paper-based system to a more credible on-line based system which would offer almost a near real time system devoid of the numerous inconsistencies currently bedeviling the Service. The software aims to establish a comprehensive human resource system that will serve the entire Human Resource-Operations (right from entry to exit) with features for business intelligence and analytics in the form of dashboards for reporting and greater insight/visibility into current operations. In addition, provide the OHLGS with high level of accountability with reference to human resource within the sector.
PREPARATION OF LONG TERM NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS
The Chief Executive Officer of NiewTree Ghana Limited, Mr. Bernard Abeiku Arthur was the lead consultant in drafting the component three of the forty (40) years National Development Plan for Ghana. The forty years’ development plan was commissioned by the former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama. This long-term development plan is targeted to help improve the socio-economic prospective of the nation and help in the attainment of high income growth in the country. The consultants were guided by the constitution of the republic of Ghana and national laws that were relevance to the commission. A broad stakeholder engagement was done by the consultants to solicit stakeholder views and opinions in drafting the long term national development plan.
NiewTree Ghana limited has a collaboration with various international organization. In the areas of information technology (IT), transportation and urban developments. Few of these projects include:
- NiewTree’s collaboration with Newcomm International of United Kingdom to design a WIFI software in Senior High Schools in Ghana.
- Niewtree in collaboration with Dopplemayr Seilbahenn GmbH of Austria is working on a Ropeway project to serve as a means of transport to easy traffic and also enhances tourism in the country.