Japan launches grant scheme to support grassroot projects in Ghana

kaneshie_marketThe Japanese assistance Grant for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) Scheme is to directly assist grassroots level development projects in Ghana.

It is a small scale assistance for basic needs for human security purposes, from the people of Japan to community folks in Ghana. GGHSP mainly targets areas that aim to improve basic human needs such as projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level and those that require timely support on humanitarian grounds.

Mr Stanislaus Acquah, the Cultural and Information Clerk of the Japanese Embassy announced this in a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday.

He said the maximum limit of a grant per project is about 10 million yen, that is, about $112,000 and eligible recipients are non-profit organizations such as Non-Governmental Organizations and Local Public Authorities but not individuals.

He noted that typical projects that fall under GGHSP projects were construction of school blocks, health centers, dormitories, improvement of fundamentally needed equipment and so on.

He said out of over 500 project proposals submitted to the Embassy of Japan every year, only about 10 projects on average receive the GGHSP funding.

Mr Acquah emphasized that all project proposals were examined and evaluated on a project-by-project basis.

Source: GNA

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