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2022 Budget: Government to complete 5,000 projects under Poverty Eradication Programme in 2022

The Finance Minister says some infrastructure projects under the agriculture and other sectors of the economy as part of the Poverty Eradication Programme have also been completed

The government says it is set to complete some 5000 ongoing projects under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme in 2022.

Presenting the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy of the government in Parliament Wednesday (17 November 2021), Ken Ofori Atta, the Finance Minister, stated that the “government will focus on completing the almost 5000 ongoing projects under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme in 2022.

“So far, a total of 730 out of the 1,000 mechanised water systems as well as 507 small earth dams out of the 560 targeted have been completed under the “One Village One Dam” initiative have been completed,” he noted.

Also, Ofori Atta indicated that some infrastructure projects under the agriculture and other sectors of the economy as part of the Poverty Eradication Programme have been completed and are in use by the beneficiary communities.

“All the 50 rural markets targeted under the agriculture component have been completed. Furthermore, 451 additional constituency projects which cut across all sectors such as health, education, agriculture, roads and security have been completed and are in use by the beneficiary communities,” he stated.

In 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the Infrastructure for Poverty and Eradication Programme (IPEP) at a ceremony at Ejura in the Ashanti Region to support the government’s priority Initiatives for sustainable socio-economic development.

These include the “One District, One Factory”, “One Village, One Dam”, “Agricultural Infrastructure”, ” Water for All” and ” Sanitation” programmes.

Under the IPEP, the government would offer to each of the consistencies an amount of US $1 million annually to be invested in infrastructure development for the successful implementation of those initiatives.

Nicholas Brown

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