The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) is set to launch a Post-Flood Recovery Programme to support families who were affected by floods in 2010 in the three northern regions as well as the Brong Ahafo region.
SADA has allocated GH¢3million for the programme which is its first initiative.
A press release sent by the World Bank Ghana Office on behalf of the SADA Secretariat to ghanabusinessnews.com said the programme focuses on supporting about 6,000 families who lost crops and livelihoods during the floods of 2010.
“The basic support package includes a fertilizer allocation to allow the
farmers to cultivate at least 2 acres per family, plus improved maize seeds
for at least 2 acres of farmland”, the release said.
These comprise approximately 2,500 families in the Northern Region, 1,200 in Upper East and Upper West Regions, 500 families each in the Northern Brong-Ahafo and Northern Volta Regions, it said.
The programme kick-starts today Friday May 27, 2011, at Kogle, a village in the Lawra District.
By Ekow Quandzie