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Tamne Dam operational; gov’t engineering irrigable portions for farmers – DCE

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After the main construction of the Tamne Dam, the government has set its sight on engineering portions of land by the dam for irrigation purposes.

This came to light when the DCE for Garu, Osman Musah spoke on the Day Break Upper East Show.

“We have the Tamne Dam, a very large multipurpose dam second to Tono Dam. We are embarking on the irrigable part of it. A very large acreage of land, thousands,” he said.

According to the DCE, the government is to introduce some improved species of fingerlings into the dam. This would also serve as an alternative source of livelihood for the residents in the area.

“We are stocking the dam with improved varieties of fish. We are working with all the stakeholders around there.”

Because of the location and size of the dam, it is expected to serve a total of 5 districts. They are Tempane, Garu, Pusiga, Binduri and the Bawku West Districts.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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