USAID Outlines Priorities in Western Ghana

The U.S. Agency for International Development will spend up to USD250 million to boost democracy and good governance, health care, education, agriculture and the economy in western Ghana over the next four years, Ghana News Agency reports.

Of the sum, USD9 million will be invested on capacity building projects for local government officials and offices while USD10 million will be channeled to efforts to address the diminishing fish stock in the region. The remainder will be used on education and health projects, especially those focused on malaria control and prevention, maternal and child health care, and family planning. USAID also seeks to address and reduce risks associated with the country’s extractive industries.

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