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670km of Feeder Roads to promote sustainable agriculture in the Upper West Region – Roads Minister 

The Minister for Roads and Highways Francis Asensu Boakye has said the 670km of roads project executed under the Transport Sector Improvement Program is a significant milestone, demonstrating government’s collective commitment to improving Ghana’s infrastructure and the lives of the people.

According to Asensu, through the Transport Sector Improvement program the World bank provided funding for projects in the northern and the Bono east region and a grant also from the European Union for the feeder road lots in the Upper west region.

Speaking at a brief ceremony in Daffiama to commission the 670km of Feeder roads the Minister noted that, additional funding under the EU component, the focus was on roads in the Wa West district, Wa Municipal Nadoli/Kaleo Daffiama-Bussia -Issa, Jirapa, Lawra Nandom and Lambussie Karni.

“The EU aims to promote sustainable agriculture, improve livelihoods and generate economic growth, as well as create stable employment and also protect resources from climate change and enhance food security”, he said.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Finance, Amin Adam Anta said, the European Union General’s grant of 35 million euro for this project highlights a shared commitment to sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation.

The finance Minister further acknowledge the EU’s continued support to Ghana’s development agenda, particularly in the areas of general reforms, public financial management, decentralization, sustainable agriculture, education, employment creation and social protection.

This he said is evidenced in the indicative allocation of 203 million euro under the Ghana 2021 to 2027 multi-annual indicative program for the 2021 2024 programming period.

On his part, the Chief of Daffiama-Yikore, Naa Nagua Anwierenjeng speaking on behalf of the beneficiary communities thanked the Ghana government and the European Union for the massive infrastructural improvement in the Upper West Region.

Story by: Wononuo Salifu//TungsungRadio

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