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Three hundred (300) dams under 1V1D being constructed in three regions

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Government has announced that three hundred (300) dams under the One-Village-One-Dam (1V1D) programme are being constructed in three regions of the North to provide all-year round water for irrigation farming.

It said 99 percent of the dams were progressing steadily and 70 percent of them would be ready before the peak of the rainy season, while the remaining 30 percent would be completed after the rainy season.

A statement issued and signed by the Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Sunday, said all the dams under construction conformed to specifications.

It said each dam covered two hectares land area, embankment wall of five metres, the length ranged between 250m and 350m with the width embankment wall of four metres.

According to the statement, upon completion, each dam is estimated to contain in excess of 30,000 cubic metres of water sufficient to serve the purpose of the beneficiary communities.

It said the 1V1D programme had strong monitoring framework to ensure adherence to technical and security specifications.

The statement  therefore, urged the public to disregard the propaganda and casting of aspersions on the programme by the opposition National Democratic Congress, and should rather propose alternative programmes that would solve the irrigation challenges in the three regions.

It further said the Akufo-Addo led administration remained focused to deliver on its flagship programme including; the Free Senior High School, One-District-One-Factory and Planting for Food and Jobs.

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