HANDING OVER OF SITES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SOCO PROJECTS IN TALENSI DISTRICT
The SOCO project is a multi-country US$450 million credit facility to be implemented in Ghana, Côte d`Ivoire, Togo, and Benin with the aim of providing support to the northern parts of the Gulf of Guinea countries, which suffer instabilities due to food insecurity, climate change, conflict, and violence.
Chiefs and leaders of the communities handed over sites for the construction of two CHIPS compounds, one at Balungu and another in Sepat. This is because they have been using somebody’s house as a CHIPS compound and also build a KG school at Kuborigu, which has been a challenge because children walk all the way to Kpalugu to attend school.
The District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) for Talensi, Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson, has disclosed that residents of the district stand a chance of benefiting from fish ponds using mechanised boreholes, Guinea fowl farm houses and rehabilitation of Community Center as part of the first phase of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project. He disclosed that these projects would cost GH¢4 million for the first year.
Community Engagement at Balungu
Zonal Coordinator of SOCO and staff of Talensi District Assembly
Handing Over of Site for Construction of CHIPS compound at Sepat