1V1D: Govt to spend GHS 2.5m on smallest dam

Government is set to spend GHS 2.5 million on the smallest dam under its One-Village-One-Dam(1V1D) policy.

This was disclosed by Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto in Parliament while answering parliamentary questions on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.

“I have said here that the smallest dam will cost GHS2.5 million,” Dr Akoto revealed.

Out of 560 locations identified, 311 have been selected for the project.

Ahead of the 2016 general elections, then-flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo said his government would provide the dams to all hamlets in farming areas in the northern part of the country.

Speaking to the Bolgatanga Traditional Council in the Upper East Region about his plans for Ghana’s agriculture, he said: “As far as this part of our world is concerned, I want to go further and talk about one village one dam.”

Mr Akufo-Addo said his 1V1D policy is to help Ghana become self-sufficient in food production and even become an exporter of food to the sub-region.


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