June 14, 2018


Minister of Special Development Initiative Hawa Koomson has told Parliament cabinet had approved provisional arrangement and guidelines to enable the Ministry kick-start implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).

According to the Minister, the Ministry in 2017 carried out key preparatory activities including identifying IPEP projects throughout all the 275 constituencies.

She further noted that with the need assessment report, the Ministry embarked on procurement processes to facilitate the implementation of the project.

Government priority projects like one village one dam, water and sanitation for all and agriculture infrastructure have been identified and are currently being implemented, she said.

“Mr. Speaker, the 2017 budget noted to ensure implementation of IPEP, government would set up Development Authorities namely, Northern Development, Costal and Middle Belt Development Authority which would be the main agencies to drive the implementation of IPEP and unilisation of resources allocated to the constituencies.”

This came to light when MP for Mion Mohammed Abdul-Aziz wanted to know when government would release the one million dollars as captured in the 2017 budget statement.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com