GNA – All is set for the construction of an Eco-Tourist Centre in the
Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region, to conserve the environment
and improve the wellbeing of the local people.
Mr Joseph Atura
Amiyuure, the Municipal Chief Executive, who made this known in Bolgatanga at
the ‘meet the press series’, indicated that a one hectare land was secured and
the design and plan were completed.
The MCE said the
development of the project would include; ecological library, ecological Market
such as baobab market, environmental conference hall, ecological nursery Site
and ecological training site.
“A borehole has been
sunk and mechanised at the ecological tree nursery site, to support nursery
activities for the Eco-Park,” he added.
Mr Amiyuure said
apart from the numerous environmental benefits of the project, it would attract
tourists which would increase the revenue mobilisation of the Assembly, when
The project would
also create more employment for the youth, boost the local economy and
contribute to poverty reduction in the area.
Mr Amiyuure said the
Assembly also proposed a leather factory to be constructed in the Municipality
under the One District, One Factory policy.
He said the factory
would have easy access to raw material due to the availability of animal hide
in the area and its proximity to Burkina Faso, where leather is produced in
“The project will
increase the number of animals being slaughtered each day and make raw material
readily available to feed the factory”, he added.
He said the leather
factory, when constructed would not only provide employment for the youth, but
would boost the local economy, provide quality leather at affordable prices for
basket weavers, who mostly used leather to make the handles.
The MCE explained
that the project, when completed would boost the revenue mobilisation and
increase the Internally Generated Fund (IGF) of the Assembly, to enable it
undertake development projects that would benefit the vulnerable in society.
He said the Assembly
had constructed an ultra-modern slaughter house at Yorogo community, a suburb
of Bolgatanga to provide a convenient place for the butchers to effectively and
On agriculture, the
MCE explained that in 2019 about 3,169 farmers benefited from the Planting for
Food and Jobs programme, while two dams out of the eight dams under the One
Village, One Dam policy were completed and farmers were using them for dry