By Kantam Juicy
A four year Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, has been signed among implementing partners in Tamale to deepen accountable governance, education, youth Empowerment and climate resilience under the Empowerment for Life Programme, E4L.
The Agreement was signed after a four-day orientation workshop for partners under the Empowerment For Life Programme to abreast them of the previous phases of the programme and what the new phase entailed.
The Programme will be implemented in 10 districts in Northern, North East and Savannah regions.
The four year Programme is facilitated by Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) in partnership with School for Life, Youth Empowerment for Life Ghana , Changing Lives in Innovative Partnerships and Ghana Friends, a Danish partner with funding from DANIDA. The districts include Yendi Municipal, Gushegu, Zabzugu, and Tatale-Sangule Districts with Yendi serving as the satellite office in the Northern Region.
East Mamprusi, West Mamprusi, and Yunyoo-Nasuan Districts will have its satellite office in Nalerigu in the North East Region, while Central Gonja, West Gonja, and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Districts will have its satellite office situated in Damongo in the Savannah Region.
Programmes Coordinator, Ghana Friends, Lise Grauenkaer expressed excitement about the new phase. She said one of the big success is the the strong and close partnership with its Ghanaian partners in the local and national trying to push for changes.
Director for Changing Lives in Innovative Partnerships, CLIP, Lukman Yussif, expressed optimism in the focus areas as the Programme will facilitate transformative development.
Director of School for Life, Widad Sayibu, said her outfit’s contribution to the programme is putting all interventions, activities and strategies together towards quality and inclusive education.
Executive Director of GDCA, Osman Abdul- Rahman, said responsive governance has been a critical issue in the country’s dispensation as far as resource allocation is concerned. He said working with institutions and agencies such as the district assemblies to ensure delivery of services to the citizenry is fundamental.