USAID funds $4.3m road project in rural Ghana to boost agriculture

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ghana is providing funding to rehabilitate four existing gravel roads in the Kpando and Hohoe districts in the Volta Region at a cost of $4.3 million.

This is to help boost farming and improve access of rural communities to markets and services in the areas.

A press release issued by the US Embassy in Accra and copied to March 20, 2012 said the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) will implement this $4.3 million project which is expected to be completed by July 2012.

Honorable Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads, and Ms. Cheryl Anderson, USAID/Ghana Mission Director participated in the groundbreaking ceremony at Tafi-Atome on March 20, 2012.

“In total, USAID/Ghana will fund the rehabilitation of 46 kilometers of four gravel roads: Dzigbe Junction-Dzigbe Tornu, Kpando-Alavanyo Kpeme, Aveti Tafi Atome-Logba Alakpeti and Tafi Atome-Vakpo Fu-Tafi Abuife,” the press release said.

Officials believe that the rehabilitated roads will provide greater connectivity between and within the districts, resulting in more timely deliveries and fresher farm produce which will allow rural farmers to be more competitive in local, regional and international markets.

By Ekow Quandzie

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