USAID Presents 12 Pick-Ups To MMDAs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING), on Friday presented 12 Nissan pick-up vehicles to nine Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Northern Region to ensure the successes of the RING project.

The beneficiary MMDAs are the Tamale Metropolis, Savelugu/Nanton Municipality, Central Gonja, Saboba, East Mamprusi, Nanumba North, Nanumba South, Tolon and West Gonja districts.

The Northern Regional Health Directorate, the Department of Social Welfare and the Environmental Health Unit also benefited from the package.

Mr Andrew Karas, USAID-Ghana Mission Director, who presented the vehicles to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council for onward presentation to the beneficiaries, said the vehicles were meant for monitoring and supervision to achieve the objectives of the RING project.

He said the RING project was helping in reducing stunted growth among children under-five through good nutrition.
It also aims to double the incomes of the most vulnerable households in the northern parts of the country.
He indicated that the vehicles were part of the collaborative partnership between the Government and the United States saying, “You can see the impacts of our collaboration all over the north”.

Mr Karas said the RING project had supported several households with small ruminants and introduced a new variety of potato in the Region to improve the standards of living of the people.

Alhaji Alhassan Isahaku, the Northern Regional Coordinating Director, commended the USAID and the RING project for investing heavily in the Region with the aim of cushioning the lives of people.

He said through the collaborative partnership of the RING project and the Assemblies, the Region had made significant progress in water and sanitation provision, and urged the MMDAs to increase the pace of their development.
Alhaji Isahaku indicated that the RING project was a holistic development partner that must be given all the needed support to improve the lives of people.