28 January 2013

Ghana: Assembly Opens Ahafo Ano District to Development

The Ahafo Ano District Assembly initiated about 60 development projects with funding from various interventions over the period 2009 to December 2012.

About 25 of the said projects are completed, while the rest are ongoing, according to a status report by the Planning Department of the Assembly.

The data indicated that the education sector greatly benefited from the projects, with the rest being spread in the areas of health, water and sanitation, energy, road, agriculture, economic and governance.

Sources of funding for the various projects included Internally Generated Funds, DFID, District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), Community-Based Rural Development Projects (CBRDP), GETFund, District Development Fund (DDF), Government of Ghana (GOG), Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Cocoa Marketing Board (COCOBOD), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

While26 projects were education related, six projects were in the area of governance, with the health sector getting four.

Major projects under education included the construction of an 18-unit two storey classroom block for the Tepa Senior High School at a contract sum of GH¢849,627, and a GH¢303,998 ICT Centre at Tepa.

Three markets were constructed at Anyinasuso, Betiako and Tepa Ward 3 with funding from the District Assembly Common Fund, while a Jubilee market at Tepa is under construction.

Two projects each went to the water and sanitation areas, while the Assembly procured a bulldozer from the DAFC and constructed five footbridges in the district at the cost of GH¢121,544 under road projects.

Under Agriculture, JICA funded the installation of a rice mill at Tepa, with the extension of electricity to Kruboa, Tepa Ward One, Abonsuaso and Twabidi, as well as the provision of solar lights at various communities in the district.

The Ahafo Ano District Assembly is also rehabilitating the district Administration Block from its DACF.

The Assembly also drilled 14 boreholes with mechanised pumps at 14 communities with funding from the COCOBOD.

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