The Government has commenced the one village one dam policy in the Bawku Municipal, to construct irrigational dams for agro purposes.
A total of ten dams are expected to be constructed in villages across the Municipality to promote both livestock and dry season farming in the area.
Hajia Hawa Ninchemah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku, made this known on Monday during a two-day working visit with irrigation dam contractors, to sites in the villages that were earmarked to have the dams, to begin the projects.
Hajia Ninchemah said the move was in fulfilment of government’s manifesto to facilitate community-owned small-scale irrigation facilities across the country.
She said some of the dams would be completed by the end of December and would have a great impact on food security, boost agricultural production and promote sustainable farming as another means of wealth and job creation within the Bawku Municipality.
She said most of the people in the Bawku area were farmers and the dams would address the inadequate state of water for dry season farming thus improve onion, groundnut and maize farming during the dry season.
The MCE urged the youth to be beneficiaries of the programme as it would address their unemployment problems and improve socio-economic lives in the area.
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