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23.11.2009 Social News

MiDA organises workshop for NGOs/CSOs

By GNA
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MiDA organises workshop for NGOs/CSOs
November 22, 2009 Kumasi, Nov. 22 GNA - The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana, has organised a day's workshop for over 60 representatives drawn from Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kumasi on Friday.

Mr Martin Eson-Benjanim, Chief Executive Officer of MiDA said 30 Districts have benefited from the Authority's projects in the Northern Sector, Southern Sector and the Afram Plains and that 60,000 farmers were expected to be trained.

Mr Eson-Benjanim said on the Agricultural Projects, 241 million dollars would be spent to train farmers on modern methods of farming, increase irrigation development, land tenure and improve post harvest handling services as well as linkages to farmlands and markets.

On the rural development projects, Mr Eson-Benjanim added that 101 million dollars would be used to support community services such as energy for domestic and commercial uses, water and sanitation facilities, strengthen rural financial institutions and public sector procurement capacity.

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