Should Dagbon be divided to create the Eastern Corridor Region?
Yes
No
Only if Yendi is Capital City
view results

7.8 million US dollars disbursed for reconstruction


2009-07-22 19:59:00
This article has been read 620 times.

A total of 7.8 million dollars was disbursed under the community-based rural development project (CBRDP) towards the construction of public infrastructure damaged by the floods that affected 29 districts in the three northern regions in August and October 2007.


An initial amount of 6.5 US dollars had earlier been set aside from the CBRDP funds and this was increased to 1.3 million dollars under an additional existing International fund for agriculture development (IFAD) loan, exclusively for the Northern Region. Mr. James Ebo Sey, National Accountant of the CBRDP, said this at an orientation workshop for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief executives and their Coordinating Directors in Tamale on Tuesday. Mr. Sey said to date 78 prioritised roads by the assemblies had been awarded on contract for spot improvement of approximately 788.0 kilometers with nine in the Upper East Region, nine in the Upper West Region and 11 in the Northern Region.

He expressed concern about the attitude of the assemblies in failing to utilise monies meant for projects in their areas and said because of this several billions of cedis were laying idle in their accounts.

He said if the funds were not used they would not only be returned to chest but could attract penalty from the World Bank and this in turn would affect the country's performance portfolio. Mr. Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said the poverty situation in the northern regions was unacceptable and urged the assemblies to make judicious use of the resources at their disposal.

Mr. Moses Mabengba, the Deputy Northern Regional Minister, said the CBRDP was aimed at building the capacity of the assemblies and improving the quality of life of Ghanaians and therefore urged the DCEs to take its implementation seriously.

Source: ghanaweb.com

Latest News
Vitting SHS students ‘sleeping under trees’


Abudus withdraw from Dagbon peace talks again


Tamale residents defend Mayor as impeachment agitation gathers momentum


Two killed in ‘attack’ on Fulanis at Yendi


Tamale Mayor faces impeachment over ‘stinking’ contracts, disrespect


'Mahama Camboo' collapsing taxi business


‘Yellow-Yellow’, the ‘Uber’ of Tamale pushing taxi drivers out of busine


Buipe SHS matron arrested for stealing free SHS food


NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga


NPP youth chase DCE out of his residence


back January 2018 forward
S
MTWTF
S
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
-
15

currently online

2205782

visitors since Jan. 2006
Last updated: