The Northern Savannah Ecological Zone , defined as the area north of the 8th parallel, constituting the regions of Northern, Upper East, Upper West and some parts of Brong Ahafo and Volta regions, is Ghana’s “breadbasket”. The Zone is the principal source of most of the nation’s rice, soy beans, maize, millet, sorghum, yam, tomatoes, cattle, sheep, goats and cotton to Ghana’s largest markets in the South, to Kumasi the capital of the Ashanti region, and to Accra, Ghana’s capital. Additionally there is significant trade between Ghana and its immediate neighbors
Burkina Faso to its North, Togo to its East, Côte d’Ivoire to its West and other West African countries.|
The “China‐Ghana for SADA” cooperate on captures the spirit of “China‐Africa Progressing together for win‐win and shared development”. This principle is highly relevant for the Savannah Zone of Ghana, which is made up of more than 54% of the surface area of Ghana,
comprising the Upper East Region, the Upper West Region, the Northern Region and the northern parts of the Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions.|
North-south highway project is proposed in anticipation of the growing number of vehicle on the road in the next decades due to the increase in affordability in Ghana in general as well as the increase in the volume of goods movement within Ghana and from Ghana to Burkina Faso. While the existing north-south road is providing a good service at the moment, it may not be sufficient for cost effective and efficient traffic time management, safety and ride quality expectations. Besides, with higher level of affordability and higher traffic volume, the construction of a toll road in Ghana will be|
Significant progress in sub-Saharan Africa has been made in the last four decades. Life expectancy has increased by 10 years, and literacy has increased substantially. Despite these real increments, economies in sub-Saharan African countries have not grown enough to support increasing populations. A lack of basic infrastructure, health services, and education, as well as limited sources for saving and income generation are at the root of a lack of economic growth.
To end extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, it is critical to invest in productive resources, infrastructure, and human capital to enable poor people to gain economic, political and social power.
THE NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-THIRD
OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 2017
AN ACT to establish the Northern Development Authority to provide a framework for accelerated economic and social development of the Northern Development Zone and for related matters.