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Oct 27, 2011

Government commended

Mr. Patrick Fine, the Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has on behalf of the MCC commended the government for the successfully implementing the projects under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) progrramme in the country.


The MCC Veep, who is in the country to evaluate the progress of projects under the five-year MCA Compact in Ghana, about four months to elapse, pointed out that the MCA is pleased with the level of infrastructural development across the nation under the programme.

 Mr. Fine said this at the Castle Osu, in Accra, when he called on H.E Professor John Evans Atta Mills, stressing “we are glad about the government’s efforts to ensure the success of the programme in Ghana”.

 He added that Ghana being one of the United States’ most ambitious aid support facilities to developing nations, the MCC is impressed with the impact made in the country.

Mr. Fine said Ghana, has qualified for second tranche of the MCA fund, following the MCC’s acceptance of government’s performance in the implementation of the first compact.

 President J. E. A Mills, on his part, reiterated government’s preparedness to ensure that the programmes fully concluded, since Ghanaians will be the ultimate beneficiaries.

 He therefore expressed gratitude to the US government and the management of the MCC for the cooperation and assistance, which helped to address challenges along the implementation process, and also assured MCC of the continuous transparency and commitment in handling the programme.

 The President commended the Millennium Development Authority, the local managers of the MCA programme, for the good work done, which has earned honour for the nation.

 Under the MCA Compact, the US provided 547 million dollars for various projects, with focus on Agriculture, Transportation and Rural Development.

 A number of projects including Roads, School Blocks, Irrigation, Agro-Processing, Small-scale Enterprise, Rural Electrification and Water Supply Projects, have so far been undertaken.

Source: ISD