The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has initiated a mechanized borehole project for irrigation purposes to enhance the agricultural landscape and improve the livelihoods of close to 500 farmers in the Sumbrungu community.
This endeavour is made possible through the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project, a visionary initiative aimed at fostering regional collaboration and bolstering the socio-economic and climate resilience of border-zone communities.
Speaking during the handover of the site for construction, the Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, emphasized the transformative potential of the mechanized borehole.
“This project is a pivotal step towards not only improving agricultural practices but also enhancing the overall socio-economic fabric of our community,” he said. “I urge the farmers to embrace this initiative wholeheartedly and utilize the borehole efficiently when it is completed. It is not just a water source; it’s a lifeline for our collective prosperity, especially for dry-season activities.”
The mechanized borehole is expected to strengthen dry-season farming among farmers in the area, providing reliable access to water for irrigation.
“This, in turn, will boost crop yields, enhance food security, and contribute to the economic well-being of the farming community. Additionally, the project aligns with broader efforts to address climate challenges by promoting efficient water use and management,” Mr. Asanga added.