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Zebilla and Pusiga Districts have commissioned agro-pastoral infrastructure.

Zebilla and Pusiga Districts have commissioned agro-pastoral infrastructure.

Zebilla and Pusiga Districts have commissioned agro-pastoral infrastructure.

Agro-pastoral infrastructure has been put in place to boost economic activity and income generation in the Bawku and Pusiga Districts of the Upper East Region.

From Sapelliga to Zongoiri, a 95-kilometer transhumance mobility corridor, loading ramps at Zebilla and Pusiga, water stations at Agaago and Yarigu villages, and a transhumance campsite are all included in the infrastructure.

It wants to make it easier for animals to move around in West Africa so they can get to more resources and markets and help the assembly raise money on its own.

With help from the European Union, Acting for Life, and the French Agency for Development, the Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), a non-governmental organization based in the Northern Region (AFD), built and opened the facilities.

Alhaji Osman Abdel-Rahman, the Executive Director of GDCA, said at a ceremony in Zebilla to hand over the facilities to the Assemblies that the initiative had worked to bring about social cohesion, inclusion, and economic benefits.

“Over the past four years, the GDCA’s PAMOBARMA Project to Support the Mobility of Livestock for Better Access to Resources and Markets in West Africa has made significant progress, improved social cohesion and economic benefits, and helped develop agro-pastoral infrastructure to a higher standard.”

We owe everything the initiative has done to the European Union (EU), the French Agency for Development (AFD), and Acting for Life (AFL), which gave a total of EUR 809,000 to make the initiative possible.

Alhaji Abdel-Rahman thanked the chiefs and residents of the different communities for helping with the project and asked them to make good use of it.

The District Chief Executive of Bawku West, Alhaji Ahmed Issahaku Tahiru, thanked GDCA and its partners for their support over the years in boosting economic activity and enhancing the livestock industry. He also asked farmers to use the facilities and help the Assembly get the most out of them.

He said that the buildings’ layout will make it easier for the assembly members and the project management committee to keep an eye on the entrance and exit of herders.

Chief Naba Emmanuel Ayagiba III of Sapelliga praised the GDCA for promoting social inclusion and unity and for being professional during the process of joining the community.

The GDCA’s community entrance process was great and professional. They showed a high level of professionalism and should be praised for recognizing traditional authority, which has helped the project run smoothly for our benefit.

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