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Feb 9, 2011

MiDA funds Northern Region water system

Major Albert Don-Chebe (retd), Director of Community and Public Outreach of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), says part of Ghana’s $547 million compact under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), will be used to provide potable water for some parts of the Northern Region.

He explains that potable water supply will be extended to the Tolon-Kumbungu and Savelugu-Nanton districts and the Tamale metropolis by the last quarter of the year, at the cost of $5 million under the Tamale Water Extension Project.

 Maj. Don-Chebe (retd), disclosed this in Accra when he interacted with the media, saying a sod-cutting ceremony will be performed on February 23, 2011 for commencement of work on the project, which is limited to 30 districts across three intervention zones, aimed at raising farmer incomes through private sector-led development and transformation of agribusiness.

 He pointed out that it will also increase the production of high value cash and food staple crops and enhance the competitiveness of Ghana’s agricultural produce on regional and global markets.

 Maj. Don-Chebe (retd) added that, preparations are currently underway to produce a new proposal for the second compact of the MCA.

Source: ISD