Ghanaian Presidential Candidate Pledges One Village, One Dam
The presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has made yet another promise barely four months to the polls in December, promising to establish one dam in every village in the northern part of the country to boost agriculture through a well planed irrigation policy.
Addressing traditional rulers at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Nana Addo said a robust irrigation policy “One Village One Dam” will make Ghana crop all year round and eventually become a net exporter of most foodstuff.
He noted that, out of 14 million hectares of land only 30,000 of them is put to use. He said an NPP government would provide functioning irrigation infrastructure through the One Village One Dam policy to create jobs and improve food security in Ghana.