President John Mahama, has cut sod for work to start on a three thousand acre Tamne irrigation project for the people of Bawku and surrounding towns.
The project is a critical need of the people who are mainly into Agriculture. This was the climax of President Mahama’s first day accounting to the people tour of the Upper East region.
The President also cut sod for work to start on the hundred and eleven kilometer Bolga- Bawku road.
The Tamne Irrigation dam project has been on the wish list of the people of Bawku and surrounding towns since the 1970’s.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
With the effect of climate change, the irrigation dam comes in handy to enable citizens who are predominantly farmers to cultivate crops all year round without depending on the unregularly rain pattern.
When the dam comes into force Garu Tempane could become the largest producer of onions and crops for consumption and for export.
President Mahama, said the need to provide the irrigation dam falls into government’s agenda to modernise agriculture and make it more lucrative and attractive. He provides an outline of the historic project
President Mahama, also announced that the Food and Agriculture ministry has identified seven other sites to benefit from the irrigation project
The Tamne irrigation project is at the very core of the Bawku Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka.
It was a task he placed at the feet of the President during the 2012 campaign.
Naba Azoka is happy the project will finally take off
Another landmark event that was marked, was the groundbreaking ceremony for work to start on the hundred and eleven kilometre bolga- Bawku road.
The road which links Togo and Burkina Faso is critical to the livelihoods of the people who trade along the route.
The road is in a deplorable state and the reconstruction comes as a great relief.
It will be a dual carriage road and communities along the corridor stand to benefit from modern Lorry, street lights, clinics and restaurants
President Mahama, also inaugurated an expanded water project for the people of Bawku.
The water project has the capacity to produce four thousand cubic meters of water