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Irrigation Regional and Scheme managers cautioned

YMA � 26,27/3/2014

Regional and Scheme managers of the Ghana Irrigation and Development Authority have been cautioned to bestow honesty, transparency and integrity in their work operations. This came to light during a two day orientation workshop at the Irrigation Training Centre in Accra.


The orientation training will allow Regional and Scheme managers to prepare action plans and cropping calendars based on crop and schemes� irrigation water requirements which are very important for a successful crop season.The two day workshop which was on the theme Accelerating National Food Security and Poverty Reduction Intervention through effective operation, management of Irrigation Schemes saw all regional managers, scheme managers, irrigation farmers� association representatives as well as some officers of GIDA head office in Accra. In addressing the participants during the opening ceremony the Chief Executive of Ghana Irrigation Development Authority Dr Ben Vas Nyamadi indicated that participants should effectively maintain and sustain water usage during their operations.He said participants should use the opportunity to show honesty, transparency and integrity to farmers in their various regions and schemes in order to promote collective associations in generation of the Irrigation Service Charge (ISC). Dr. Ben Vas Nyamadi called on the participants to put into consideration gender development programs in place during management policies as gender development issues is vital in decision making policies. The participants were taken through presentations on the topics crop and irrigation water requirements by Mr. Zachery Gbireh and Mr.Eugene Amaoko; Gender Development Issues on Irrigation Schemes by Mrs. Edem Abla, key issues with Fertilizer Supplied to Irrigation Schemes by Mr. George Ansah and Mr. James Akatse.