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Sawla-Fufulso road to be tarred


2010-09-20 20:33:36
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The government, with support from some development partners, will make an annual commitment of $200 million to speed up the development of the northern part of the country.

In addition to this threshold achieved last Friday and with the assent given by President John Atta Mills to the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) bill, making it a law, the African Development Bank has approved a $100-million package for the tarring of the Sawla-Fufulso roads in the Northern Region.


The project, when completed, will open up the north and link it to other areas and enhance commercial activities with neighbouring countries.

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the Bole Wura, Amankwah Gbeadese II, on his way to Bamboi for the celebration of the Yam Festival by the chiefs and people of Mo last Saturday.

He said the project would also involve the construction of bus stops, provision of water, markets and other social amenities

Mr Mahama said the presidential assent would set in motion the setting up of a secretariat for the authority as soon as possible.

A cabinet memorandum on the SADA released in 2009 underlined the commitment of President John Evans Atta Mills to the accelerated development of Northern Savannah in order to promote equity in resource allocation to the poorest regions of Ghana and to trigger actions for socio-economic development.

A technical team established by the government and comprising representatives from the regional co-ordinating councils and district assemblies had prepared a comprehensive framework to guide series of development actions in the Northern, Upper East, Upper West regions and areas contiguous to the north in the Brong Ahafo and Volta regions.

The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Moses Mabemgba, praised Mr Mahama for the development projects initiated in the area, indicating that when he took office, he personally initiated various projects for the region.

The regional minister initiated the Rice Sector Support project to assist farmers to increase their yields and also started the Cotton Support Project, which has helped farmers to expand their production to feed new industries.

He urged the people to take advantage of the numerous advantages being created by the government, particularly in job creation. The Bole Wura, for his part, commended the Mills administration for the various interventions it had put in place to improve the lives of the people.

The Vice-President also made a whistle stop-over at Tinga, where he urged the people to apply for a small scale mining permit that would enable them to undertake small scale mining in the area.

Source: ghanadistricts.com

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