The Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Northern Development Authority, Mr. Stephen Engmen on Wednesday 25th March, 2020 launched the infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) in Wa, the Upper West Regional Capital.
According to the Deputy CEO, “the programme will be a vehicle for poverty eradication in the Upper West Region with the following prioritized projects: borehole, toilet, classroom block, CHPS compound, police station, rural electrification, and spot improvement on roads.”
Explaining the rationale for the establishment of the programme, Mr. Engmen noted that the grim story of poverty in the region has been a tragic part of many lives for far too long.
That is why, according to the Deputy CEO, “the New Patriotic Party created the NDA to accelerate economic and social development in the NDA zone through strategic direction in the planning & prioritization of development projects.”
The central focus of the programme Mr. Engmen said would be to mobilize public resources including financial resources and private-public investments for the accelerated economic and social development of the Northern Zone.
In an eighteen (18) paged document, each district in the upper west region will receive massive boost of GH¢ 4m in infrastructure.
The Northern Development Authority (NDA) was established under the Northern Development Authority Act 2017 (Act 963) to provide a framework for the accelerated economic and social development of the Northern Zone.