CIDA donates $ 14m to improve food security in north
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Fourteen million Canadian dollars is to be spent on the establishment of food security facilities in the three northern regions.
The project, according to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development is being funded by the Canadian government through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo disclosed this during an interaction with the media in the Upper West regional capital, Wa.
He said all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives must build the capacities of non-governmental organizations operating in their areas to enable them access the funding under the project.
He told Joy FM Correspondent Rafik Salam although the money was available, it will only be disbursed if NGOs submit viable proposals.
The minister regretted that so far only one proposal had been approved and exhorted the MMDCEs to empower the NGOs operating in the Upper West Region to draft proposals that will be approved to help improve food security in the region.