The Volta River Authority (VRA) is currently undertaken an aggressive Stakeholder and Community Sensitization in the Upper East and North East Regions as part of the construction of the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Hydro and Irrigation Dam.
After an extensive pre-implementation phase engagement with key Stakeholders at theNational, Regional and District levels, the construction phase of the PMDP has finally which begun in the first week in June 2020.
The Delegation was led by Mr. David Prah, A Senior Government and Public Relations Officer For The Pwalugu Multi-Purpose PURPOSE Hydro And Irrigation Dam Project.
The Community Engagement strategy of VRA is to make the beneficiary Communities part of the implementation of the project in order for them to realise the needed benefits and to seek their support.
The Community Sensitization drive saw the VRA/PMDP Stakeholder Engagement Team interact with the Traditional Rulers and the Community Members in the Projects Affected Districts such as Talensi, Nabdam, Garu, Banku West, Mamprusi West, Mamprusi East, Bunkprugu Nakpanduri, etc.
The Stakeholder Engagement Team had “Pre-Site Entry” Community Sensitization for the Affected Districts in both North East and Upper East Regions with the meeting of the Chiefs and People of Timonde in the Bawku West Municipality in the Upper East Region. This is to inform the community about the presence of the Contractors on site to begin with the construction of the PMDP.
The experience has bn phenomenal and insightful.
All the Traditional Leaders and the entire people of the community visited were full of praise for the government for the project. They commended VRA and its Stakeholders for coming up to their community level to engage and sensitize them.
“We are particularly excited for the experience and grateful to our Bosses for the opportunity to learn”.
“Thank you our Bosses for making time to be with us throughout sessions. We are happy u have followed us through”.
The contract which has been awarded to the Power Construction Corporation Of China(POWERCHINA) will be funded by the Government Of Ghana with the Volta River Authority(VRA) as the implementing and Supervision Agency and the construction of the dam as estimated will take three and half years to be completed.