December 13, 2017

Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, George Boahen Oduro has indicated to Parliament that the Uwasi dam would be completed June of 2018 with the contractor on site working hard to meet the deadline.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South, Dr. Clement A. Apaak sort to know from the Minister when the dam will be completed.

The Minister further noted that the dame located in the Upper East Region is one of the small scale water resources project initiated by Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA) for all year round crop production for export and local markets.

According to the Agriculture Minister, Government of Ghana (GoG) is funding the project under the Livelihood Support Improvement Project (LSIP).

The contract was awarded to Messrs Munisco Limited at the cost of GHc 8, 556, 450, and the contractor took possession of the site on the 27th of August 2015 which coincided with the rainy season.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/