Government to consider irrigation dam on Kamba River

President Mills has said the government would provide an irrigation facility on the Kamba River under the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority’s (SADA) programmes.

He said the yearly appeals by the chiefs and people of the Lawra Traditional Area for the provision of the Kamba Irrigation Dam showed that it was so dear to the hearts of the people and could not be wished away.

This was contained in a speech read on President Mills’s behalf by Mr Alban Bagbin, the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, at the “Kob-Bine” Festival of the chiefs and people of the Lawra Traditional Area on Sunday.

On infrastructure development, President Mills said the government was assisting Lawra District Assembly under the sanitation module of the Youth Employment Programme to enhance general development and improve environmental cleanliness.

The government is also helping to extend electricity to rural communities in the district under the Rural Electrification Programme.

He said the government was determined to complete the tarring of the Nadowli-Lawra-Hamile Trans-ECOWAS Trunk Road Project to link the district to Burkina Faso.

Plans are also advanced to award contract for the Nanyare-Tampie-Kondopie and Eremon junction-Eremon-Dauuri roads.

President Mills said the Ghana Education Trust Fund was providing six-unit classroom blocks for primary schools in the district.

Another six-unit classroom block under the Emergency Infrastructural Agreement to accommodate fresh students of the Eremon Senior High School for the 2010/2011 academic year was also under construction.

He said government in collaboration with its development partners such as the World Bank, the European Union and the Canadian International Development Agency had constructed several classroom blocks in some communities to accommodate the numerous kindergarten, primary and junior high schools in the area.

President Mills commended the Lawra Naa and his elders for readily releasing land for the construction of those educational facilities.

On agriculture, President Mills said the government had made a firm commitment to modernize agriculture through the provision of tractors, combine harvesters and fertilizers.

Source: GNA

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  1. Busha T. says

    Excellent commitment and hope the government will come through with that when the time comes. Please not only Road transportation but also RAIL transportation connecting Burkina Fasso to earn revenue through RAIL and Ghanaian PORTS as well

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