Officials from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development paid a courtesy call on Upper West Regional minister Dr. Bin Salih Hafiz at his office.
They are in the region to hold discussions with key officials in the implementation chain of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project in the region.
The Upper West Region is among the 6 beneficiary regions of the project.
Fortunately, all 11 districts of the region are beneficiaries of the SOCO project.
150 million facility from the International Development Association/International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the World Bank Group towards the implementation of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) Project (P175043).
The project covers the northern parts of Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo. In Ghana, the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development will lead the implementation of Project in forty-eight (48) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) located in six Regions (namely Northern, North East, Upper East, Upper West, Savannah and Oti regions). The project is expected to deliver resilient community infrastructure and assets through a Community-Driven Development approach (CDD). The proposed Project will be implemented over a period of five (5) years.
The Project Development Objective is “to improve regional collaboration and socio-economic and climate resilience of border-zone communities in the target northern regions of the Gulf of Guinea countries exposed to conflict and climate risks”.
The proposed Project is structured into the following five (5) main components:
Component 1 : Community Resiliency and Inclusion
Component 2: Building foundation and capacity for inclusive and resilient communities
Component 3: Regional Coordination Platform and Dialogue
Component 4: Project Management
Component 5: Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC)