Northern Ghana Aid an international Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO has in the past eight years committed GH¢500,000 to boost the socio-economic development of communities in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.
The Executive Chairman of the organisation Mustapha Sanah who made this known in Tamale, said the development package was made possible through funds mobilised locally and contributions from two British organisations, Muslims Aid and Doctors Worldwide.
Speaking at an annual reception for local development agencies, NGOs and journalists, Mr. Sanah promised that Northern Ghana Aid would deliver more development packages to the three regions in 2008.
Doctors Worldwide donated large quantities of meat to about 6,000 deprived people in 20 communities in the Northern Region.
Tamale Children's Home and Shekinah Clinic that operates free medical services to the destitute also benefited from the package. Mr. Sanah said Doctors Worldwide, Muslim Aid and a Turkish NGO-Deniz Feneri, provided food aid, medicine, clothing and other relief items valued at GH¢75,000 in 2007 to people who reside in the North.
The Executive Member of Northern Ghana Network for NGOs, Abdullah Kassim lauded Northern Ghana Aid for its contribution towards the development of the North.