CIKOD, partners provide water infrastructure for dry-season gardening

Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA

Nandom (U/W), Aug. 12,
GNA – The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development
(CIKOD) and its “Water for Resilience” project partners have provided water
infrastructure to facilitate the dry-season gardening concept.

CIKOD, together with
its partners from HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation (HIS), and officials from
both Lawra and Nandom District assemblies have, therefore, embarked on a two-day
inspection tour of the facilities.

At the Nandom
District, the team inspected nine boreholes and three hand-dug wells while
eight boreholes and four hand-dug wells were inspected at the Lawra District.

The project would
benefit 45 villages in eight communities across the two districts.

Mr Mamadou Lamarana
Diallo, HELVETAS “Water for Resilience” Project Manager, commended CIKOD for
the pace of work and the fruitful collaboration with the two district

He expressed satisfaction
with the facilities and hoped for more collaboration between CIKOD and HELVETAS
to implement future projects that would help transform communities in the
Region and Ghana in general.

Madam Abibata
Ouattara, Assistant Project Officer, expressed satisfaction with the quality of
work and called on CIKOD to work on the little issues that came up during the
monitoring to ensure a longer life span of the facilities.

Mr Daniel Banuoku, the
Deputy Director of CIKOD, expressed appreciation to the team and assured them
of the Centre’s commitment to ensuring that the project contributes to
transforming lives in the communities.

He said the Centre
would also provide fencing for the gardens and that by the onset of the dry
season all would be set for farming to begin.

He noted that through
the project, women who were the direct beneficiaries would have the opportunity
to farm fresh vegetables to improve their family’s nutrition and also earn
income to support their children’s education.

Naa Vuudie Yuori, the
Chief of Eremon Yagra, thanked CIKOD and partners for providing the water
facilities adding that it would help the young women to stay at home and work
to earn a living instead of travelling down south to engage in head-potting,
popularly known as “Kayayei”.

Mr Baporokpeng
Kuuyong, an Elder in Gbengbe Community, who released land for the project, said
the project was important such that it would ensure food security, income
generation and good nutrition for the families.


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