The Sangnarigu District Assembly in the Northern Region on Tuesday presented 130 ruminants to 40 women in the Sorogu community, for rearing.
Mr. Mohammed Alhassan Sorogudow, District Chief Executive (DCE) of Sangarigu, who made the presentation at Sorogu, said it formed part of the livelihood and agriculture component of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project, which aims at reducing poverty in the area.
He said the rearing of the animals, could serve as a major and stable source of income for the women and their families.
Mr. Sorogudow said the RING project, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of GH¢4,800, sought to improve the welbeing of the people.
The DCE stressed that women played significant roles in the managing of families and homes, and needed the support of their male counterparts to enable them to achieve their objectives.
Mr. Sorogudow said the government was working hard to transform the lives of Ghanaians, particularly those in the rural communities
Madam Talhatu Abubakari, a beneficiary of the presentation, thanked the assembly and its partners for the gesture.
She appealed to the women to contact veterinary officers to ensure that the animal were healthy.
From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Sorogu