Bridging Agriculture and Road Networks in the Upper West Region

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture together with the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta, received a delegation of Chiefs and elders from three (3) Constituencies in the Upper West Region, specifically, Sisaala East, Sisaala West and Wa East Constituencies on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

The meeting convened at the behest of Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto was in response to a petition by the Chiefs on matters relating to the improvement of roads network in the three communities which are widely regarded as major contributor to the Country’s agricultural growth and development.

The concerns expressed by the Chiefs were deemed as germane by the two ministers, requiring urgent attention and consideration.

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and the Minister for Roads and Highways therefore pledged on behalf of Government, to address the road infrastructural challenges confronting the people in the respective constituencies in order to as well help boost agriculture in the respective areas and Ghana as a whole.

The Minister for Food and Agriculture particularly expressed his profound gratitude to the people of the Sisaala enclave for their massive contribution to the government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

The Paramount Chief of Pulma and Gandawii Traditional Area in the Sisaala West District, and Leader of the delegation, Kuoro Osman Deiwia Nankpa III, expressed his joy and appreciation to Government for the swift intervention, pledging that they would work in collaboration with the government to ensure that all the major developmental challenges confronting their respective communities are addressed.

Also in attendance were Members of Parliament for the three constituencies; Hon. Mohammed Adam’s, MP for Sisaala West, Hon. Amidu Chinnia, MP for Sisaala East and Deputy Minister-designate, Water and Sanitation, Hon. Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw, MP, Wa East.

Others include Mr. Asante Krobea, Technical Advisor, MoFA and Mr. Samuel Banini, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Roads and Higways.