The Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) has allocated a grant of GH¢ 541,000 to the Akatsi North District Assembly in support of labour intensive-based development projects in the area.
The District Chief Executive, James Gunu, who disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times at Ave-Dakpa, the district capital last week, said the grant would be used specifically for three important feeder road projects, and on efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in the district.
He said the projects to be implemented within the next four months, were expected to create about 700 jobs in the district.
Already, he said, the 2.2-kilometre Ative-Nudowukofe and the seven- kilometre Yevi Junction- Kpohe roads had been awarded on contract while the two- kilometre Torkpo-Hadave road was in “the procurement process” and would also be awarded on contract before the end of this year.
The climate change mitigating efforts would involve massive tree planting and woodlots creation, Mr Gunu stated.
“These will drastically reduce poverty and build the local economy and keep money in the pockets of the people”, he affirmed.
Mr Gunu gave the assurance that labour for the projects would be recruited locally on the basis of equal opportunities for gender, age and people with disabilities.
On education, the DCE said about 13 communities had been provided with new classroom blocks and other basic facilities over the past two years.
He mentioned a three-unit classroom block each at Ave-Atanve, Ave-Dzalele, and Kpohe among the completed educational projects, adding that a computer laboratory at Ave-Kpeduho was also ready for use while work on the perimeter fence of the Ave-Dakpa Senior High School had been executed.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ave-Dakpa