The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Hon Amidu Chinnia Issahaku on 13th February, 2019 handed over three tricycles to three cooperative groups at the forecourt of the Regional Coordinating Council. The donation is part of the bilateral collaboration between the Government of Ghana and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to support women and youth groups in the Upper West Region.
According to the Team Leader of the project, Cornelius Kunkara, the project which is made up of seven components, is sponsored by Korea International Cooperation and implemented by ACDEP. He said, farmer groups are identified, trained for a week under the project and asked to submit business plans which are assessed and short-listed on merit. He added that winners emerged from the short-list and are given tricycles to support their rural transport, generate income for themselves and also help in cutting farm produce to and from their farms.
Mr. Kunkara indicated that, last year seven farmer groups benefited from the project and that monitoring mechanisms are put in place to ensure that the tricycles are well maintained and the group together with the community benefits from it. He hinted that more of such support would be coming this year in different phases.

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