Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has been blowing the ‘success trumpet’ of the governing New Patriotic Party insisting that the party has invested massively in infrastructure in its first four years in office.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the government has embarked on the construction of 80 warehouses throughout the country, each with a capacity of 1,000 MT, under the One District-One Warehouse Initiative, as part of measures to ensure food security, reduce post-harvest loses, guarantee farmer incomes and improve marketing.
Some of the beneficiary communities, he said, include Ejura, Atebubu, Tamale, Sandema, Bawku, Pusiga, Yendi, Twifo Praso, Dunkwa, Diaso, Sefwi Bekwai, Essam, Juaboso, among others.
The government, he continued, has also established three Greenhouse Training Centres with commercial components, each on a five-hectare piece of land, at Dawhenya, Akumadan, and Bawjiase.
“The NPP government is implementing a holistic plan to provide farmers and households access to water for all-year-round farming. Under the plan, there are three components of infrastructure: Small Earth Dams (aka 1 Village 1 Dam), the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and Irrigation Project, and various irrigation systems, including Tamne Phases I & II, Mprumem Phases I & II, rehabilitation and expansion of existing schemes at Tono, Kpong Irrigation Schemes (KIS), and Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project (KLBIP).
“The completion of the Small Earth Dams project (372 completed, 64 ongoing) will deliver the largest stock of small earth dams ever constructed in the country. The amount of irrigable land the 1V1D policy provides is over 12,000 hectares which is almost equal to the total public irrigable land currently available in Ghana,” the Vice President said at a townhall session Tuesday evening.