Gov’t to Construct 50 Warehouses – Nana Addo
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says government is establishing 50 warehouses across the country to provide for storage for the output of farmers.
He disclosed that Five of these warehouses are going to be constructed in the Upper East Region, adding that a storage facility will also be provided as well.
The President said during a durbar of chiefs and people of Sandema in the Builsa North district of the Northern Region, Friday.
“At the end of this year, when the 50 warehouses are in place, that is also going to be a thing of the past. Five of these warehouses are going to be constructed in the Upper East Region, of which Sandema will have one,” he added.
In response to a request for tractors by Naba Azaksuk Azantilow, to boost mechanized agriculture in the Builsa North District, President Akufo-Addo revealed that Government has received a $150 million facility from the EXIM Bank of India for the creation of agricultural mechanisation centres, across the length and breadth of our country.
“Parliament is debating that as we talk now, and I am hoping that, by the time Parliament rises on the 27th of July, the loan would have been ratified, and we can get on with establishing these agricultural mechanisation centres which will provide agricultural services for our farmers,” he said.
Earlier in the day, President Akufo-Addo inspected ongoing works at the site of the construction of a 1,000-tonne warehouse, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2018; visited the site of construction works on the Navrongo-Chuchuliga-Sandema road. He also cut the sod for the construction of a new district police headquarters in Sandema.
The President also disclosed that a total of 570 dams are being constructed in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.
“It is long overdue and that is why we have committed ourselves to the programme of 1-village-1-dam, so that every part of the northern region of our country will have access to water and irrigation to be able to support farming all year round,”
In a breakdown, the president said “Builsa area is getting 20, 10 for Builsa North, 10 for Builsa South. There are two in Sandema, two in Yaga, two in Chuchuliga, two in Sanyasi, and two in Kandema.”