One Village one dam takes off in Bongo
The District Chief Executive for Bongo District in the Upper East Region, Peter Ayinbisa, has handed over eight sites for the construction of dams, under the ‘One Village, One Dam’ initiative promised by the government.
Date Created : 6/26/2018 5:39:47 AM : Story Author : Irene K. Danso/Ghanadistricts.com
The district is the first to benefit from the ‘One Village, One Dam’ initiative which is financed by Ministry of Special Initiatives and forms part of the projects to be executed with the district’s share of the ‘one million dollar per constituency’.
Mr. Ayinbisa said, the government craves to pay more attention to agriculture in the three regions in the north, for which reason it would see to the construction of new dams and expansion of existing ones for domestic and farming purposes.
The DCE further said he had come under heavy criticisms after promising that the ‘One Village, One Dam’ was going to take off in the Bongo District before the rains set in. In his view, the handing over of eight sites to a contractor to start work will put an end to the doubts and send a clear message that government is committed to the creation of the dam to encourage farming all year round.
Mr Ayinbisa has asked the leaders of the beneficiary communities to co-operate with the contractor and avoid any interruptions that will cause a delay in the completion of the projects.
On his part, contractor working on the project, Mr Douglas Twum, assured the District Assembly that all eight dams would be handed over within the contract period.
The eight dams have all been awarded to Abooh One Construction Limited and are expected to be completed over a period of four months.