One village-One dam: Parliament Set To Visit And Verify Dams

The Vice Chairman of Parliamentary Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, Abraham Odoom has hinted that his committee will be visiting some sites in the Northern Region where government says it is building dams as part of the One village-One dam policy.

He explained that, the move will enable the members to verify and ascertain if indeed government is fulfilling its promise.

“The committee of Agriculture, we are going to go around very soon. In a recent briefing that we had with the Special Project Initiative Minister, Madam Hawa Koomson, she came to parliament to brief us and she told us about a number of dams constructed . . . She said they’ve started, so, we are going to go round to do verification.

“As the Minister of Information is saying, he relies on information from the technical ministries, once he is saying it; we take it that it’s true. As for the former President [John Mahama], he is doing his campaign, we should all understand that he is not visiting sites, he’s visiting his delegates, so, it’s likely he cannot see the dams, so, the former President should save us all these, he can also give us evidence of where he has gone [and saw no dam],” he said in an interview with Class FM.

His comment comes after former President John Mahama, on his recent tour of the Northern Region, questioned the whereabout of the dams.