WA: 30 communities to benefit from one village one dam in 2018
As part of the Presidential Special initiative Projects (PSI), 30 communities in the Wa Municipality will benefit from the one village one dam in 2018.
Date Created : 2/5/2018 6:23:29 AM : Story Author : Muniru Ibrahim/Ghanadistricts.com
Sing, Bihee, Jonga and Yibille communities are among the first communities to have the dams in their communities, this was disclosed on Thursday when the Wa Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Issahaku Tahiru Moomin, and members from the Northern Development Authority called on the chiefs and people of the 4 communities to take over lands for the construction of the dams.
President Akufo-Addo during the 2016 electioneering promised to establish a dam in villages in the three Northern regions of the country to boost agriculture via a well-planned irrigation policy.
Highlighting on the vision of the president, Nana Akufo Addo, for the construction of the dams in every village, the MCE said the dams will go a long way to help all year run farming in the Wa Municipality since this part of the country only have one season of rain paten.
He side it is the vision of the president to stop rural urban migration among young men and woman from the northern part of the country, these he said will help improve the social and economic lives of the people in the country.
In asking for the piece of land from the community members, the MCE was quick to ask for litigation free lands since the construction of the dams will help the whole community. He also advice the chiefs and people not to fight over lands for the dry season faming when these dams are ready.
The assembly member for Jonga electoral area Hon.Ibrahim Dowbilee could not hide his joy, but to commend the president and the MCE for acting on their promises of making farming a lucrative business in the community, he personal commended the MCE for always remembering his electoral area for development projects.
The dams construction will be executed by the Wa Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Northern Development Authority and the department of Irrigation Development Authority