The Executive Secretary of the Coalition of Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Zone, Mr. Bismark Adongo Ayorogo, has urged management of the authority to ensure viability and sustenance of the programme.
According to Mr Ayorogo, what partly accounted for the failure of the previous SADA management, was that many citizens, particularly beneficiaries of the initiative did not attach any seriousness to it, and left it in the hands of a few people to monitor.
He said now the people and civil society organisations were determined to play active role in the restructuring, rebranding and repositioning of SADA.
Mr. Adongo was speaking at a day’s regional sensitisation forum on SADA, at the Nkwanta South District Assembly Hall at Nkwanta, in the Volta Region.
The forum which was organised by SADA Zone Civil Society Coalition, was aimed at seeking the views of groups towards the rejuvenation of SADA.
He said SADA aimed at eliminating poverty, deprivation and inequality from the SADA zone, and urged the participants to educate the public on the importance of the programme.
Mr. Anthony Adanua, Executive Member of the coalition, said that SADA was established by an Act of Parliament to address an age–long development imbalance and inequalities between the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone and the rest of the country.
He said the organisation, however, expressed disappointment at the way SADA was operated, and appealed to government to increase resource allocation to SADA for the transformation of the ecological zone.
From Kafui Gati, Nkwanta