Ghana: Addressing the Problems of Slums - the Case of Tema (part Two)

Ghana: Addressing the Problems of Slums - the Case of Tema (part Two) - A major component of UN-HABITAT's strategic vision is to mobilise domestic investment resources for the financing of cities and shelter. Hence as part of UN-Habitat's effort to attain the Millennium Development Goal 7, Target 11 (to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by the year 2020), the Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) was set up in 2004. The facility seeks to provide technical assistance and facilitate access to domestic capital by its clients for financing slum upgrading projects. Even though slum dwellers supposedly lack financial or material resources, evidence suggests that the general application of this notion is flawed. Opportunities for tapping the resources of slum dwellers largely have remained untapped. [AA Urbanisation]