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22.02.2006 Regional News

Plan Ghana to spend 13.5 billion cedis in Wa West District

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Wechiau (UW/R), Feb. 22, GNA - Plan Ghana, a child centred NGO on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Wa West District Assembly at Wechiau in the Upper West Region.

Under the MOU, Plan Ghana will spend 13.5 billion cedis over the next three years to promote child centred development related activities in sixteen communities in the district.

Mr William Agyekum Acquah, Northern sector area manager of plan Ghana signed for his organization, while Mr Daniel Dari Kuusungno, Wa West District Chief Executive initialled for the Assembly. Among the personalities who witnessed the signing of the memorandum, was Mr Samuel Paulos, the in-coming country director of Plan Ghana, who officially assumes duty in July.

In a speech before the signing of the MOU, Mr Acquah said it was the recognition of Plan Ghana that, issues affecting the total development of children were complex and required long-term commitments to improve the quality of life of children, their families and communities. He said Plan Ghana, which started working in the country in the Central Region in 1992, now covers the Eastern and Upper West regions, covering more than 300 communities and directly assisting over 200,000 people.

These are in the areas of health, education, income generation, water and sanitation, food security and child rights. Mr Kuusungno, the Wa West DCE said he was hopeful that when the interventions were implemented, it would give children in the beneficiary communities the opportunity to unearth their hidden talents, so they could grow to be useful citizens to themselves, their families and the country.

Some of the beneficiary communities include Wechiau, Kandeu, Dalanyiri, Gurungu, Meteu Chabari, Jagluu and Nyoli.

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