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30-Dec-2011  
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President Mills (right) and Prof. Jeffery Sachs (middle) in New York Thursday
 
 
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The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), is to benefit from an $18 million facility from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) to start a Millennium Villages Project (MVP), in 2012.

The DIFD support for SADA is the result of President J.E.A. Mills’ personal intervention through Professor Jeffery Sachs, a renowned development expert and Director of the Earth Institute of the Columbia University.

The MVP, which will begin on a pilot basis, will cover portions of the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region and the Builsa District in the Upper East Region will benefit 30,000 people.

During a meeting with President Mills in New York Thursday, on SADA and the DFID’s support, Prof Sachs commended the President for the prudent manner in which his administration had managed Ghana’s economy as well as the country’s development agenda.

He lauded the close attention that President Atta Mills was paying to bridge the development gap between northern and southern Ghana, as well as the strong commitment to sending development to the hinterland.

“Mr. President, you have shown a lot of personal commitment towards developing the northern part of Ghana and this project will go a long way to support the accelerated development of the north” he said.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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