Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Ghana
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) have cut the sod for the rehabilitation of 10 dams across the northern part of the Ghana.
These dams will serve as reservoirs for the spilt water from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso which has been causing perennial flooding and damage to both crops and households in that part of Ghana.
Each of the dams will be about 305 metres high and bordered by 2.5 acres of tree cover to prevent them from drying up.
The $200,000 project, funded from the UN Adaptation Fund, will serve 50 communities and is expected to be completed in 6 months.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is implementing the project in collaboration with MESTI. , The project is the part of a climate change intervention,
The sod-cutting ceremony was part of the minister’s three-day tour of the 5 regions of the north.
Goli, Walembelle, Chache,Kakease, Takpo and Bugubelle in the Savannah, Upper West and Upper East regions are amongst the communities.
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