Minister for Social Development Initiatives Visits the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone.

The Minister for Social Development Initiatives and Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson conducted a three-day familiarization visit to the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone. The Minister was accompanied by her staff and the Project Implementation team of the office of the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.

Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson met all five Regional Ministers of the zone together with a team from SADA Team in Tamale. Her visit was interspaced with field visits to ongoing and proposed game changing project sites such as the Buipe Port, Bolgatanga Catering Rest House; the Bolgatanga Water Treatment Plant, the Meat factory at Zuarungu and the Cotton Ginnery at Tumu.She also visited a model 400 ha public-private partnership irrigation facility in Yagaba Kubori, a SADA-Wienco PPP project to modernize agriculture and facilitate cultivation all year round.

At the Buipe Inland Port, the Minister intimated her Ministry would continue to support the proposed development and expansion of the Buipe Port to facilitate job creation and economic activity. She appealed to the traditional authorities to provide land for private sector development that can trigger economic growth in the Zone and create the needed jobs.