President Mahama to launch £11.5m SADA Millennium Village Project

President John Mahama

The President John Dramani Mahama will on Tuesday launch the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority’s (SADA) Millennium Village Project (MVP) in the West Mamprusi District in the Northern and Builsa District in the Upper East Regions.

The project which would be completed in five years is expected to cost £11.5 million and benefit 30,000 people in accelerated development in the catchment area and funded by the British Department for International Development (DFID).

This total also includes 2 million pounds designated for monitoring and evaluating of the project and technical support.

At the launch will be Mr Andrew Mitchell, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

These were contained in press release issued in Tamale at the weekend by the SADA secretariat and made available to the Ghana News Agency.

The statement said the project seeks to help beneficiary communities achieve the MDGs which is jointly being implemented by the British Department for International Development (DFID) and the SADA.

Among some of the projects to be implemented were clinics, providing free bed nets, agricultural subsidies, water, schools, electricity, roads, power, and further support the communities in sustainable development.

The MVP was set up to help create a pathway towards achieving the MDGs and help create new income generating opportunities at the rural level through an integrated and scalable set of targeted investments. The MVP is currently working with more than 500,000 people in 10 countries throughout Africa.

Source: GNA

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