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Local Government Minister encourages SADA to be focused

Mr Julius Debrah, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has appealed to the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to be focused in its quest to bring development to its operational zones.

He said SADA was on track and would achieve the objective of building human resource in its operational zones to promote development.

Mr Debrah said this when he paid a working visit to the SADA office in Tamale as part of a weeklong tour of the Northern Region.

He said the beginning of SADA was a sad story to hear, adding “I believe that this has happened because it has a good ending.”

Mr Debrah said Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the SADA operational zones, through the Ministry, would partner the Authority to promote their activities which would benefit the MMDAs to make progress.

He said SADA could take advantage of the Ministry’s Social Housing Project and Small and Medium Enterprise project for the youth in their operational zones to promote Agriculture.

Mr Charles Abugri, Chief Executive Officer of SADA, said the Authority was making significant progress to address the weaknesses in the institution.

He said SADA had no option than to adopt the proposal suggested by the minister and that the Authority’s true success would depend on decentralized institutions in the operational regions.

Mr Abugri said SADA was ready to partner with every institution to bring development and expressed interest in the Ministry’s social and rural housing projects.

He said he had procured 50 inter-locator hydrophone machines to train the youth in the bricks molding in order to replicate the Tamale Social Housing Project.

The CEO said this is meant to create jobs opportunity for youth in the five SADA operational zones and to reduce unemployment.

He said SADA was also collaborating with the Ghana Institute of Engineers to host an investment forum to explore other investment opportunities.

Mr Abugri said SADA has 270 tractors to be deployed in its operational zones for people who are ready to go into farming.

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