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The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate investment promotion in the Northern Region.

The agreement between the two agencies will enable them to collaborate and showcase multiple investments within the SADA zone, in a bid to increase the influx of foreign-direct investment into the region.

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has disclosed that it is in the process of retrieving a GHc32 million outstanding debt owed it by Unik Savannah Limited, a private company, that was engaged to supply tricycles and motorbikes to some residents within the SADA zone.

There were media reports that the amount was unaccounted for and was being investigated by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) but SADA in a statement said it reported the case to EOCO because efforts to have Unik Savannah rectify some “irregularities” identified in the programme failed.

This photo story highlights a major challenge that villagers in Vogu Gundaa in the Kumbungu Constituency in the Northern Region have faced for years – the lack of clean water for household use and farming.

The poor villagers are compelled to use the polluted water on daily basis, making the villagers face health problems, such as diarrhea, and skin diseases.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Dr. Charles Abugre, has disclosed that, $700 million is required to complete the Pwalugu Multi-purpose Dam project in the Upper East Region.

Parliament in 2008 contracted a loan of $525 million from Brazil to construct the Pwalugu Multi-purpose dam and the Juala Dam in the Northern Region.

The Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) under its Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has provided residents of Kunkua in the Mamprugu Moaduri district and Uwasi in the Builsa South district in the Northern and Upper East Region respectively with potable water.

Residents in these communities are cut off from neighboring communities by terrible road network systems particularly in the rainy season.

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has instructed the management of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to surcharge the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Authority, Mr Gilbert Seidu Iddi, for a wasteful expenditure of GHc186, 372 on a trip to Turkey in 2012.

According to the report, the trip related to SADA and eight district assemblies that organised a sister city tour to Istanbul.