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World Vision Ghana to raise skills of local government institutions

World Vision, Ghana, is to sharpen skills of local government institutions in the presentation of their gender based pro-poor projects, to stimulate support within and outside Ghana.
This move is against the backdrop of receding international funding for such projects, as Ghana lists as a low level middle income country.

Gifty Appiah Policy Strategist, World Vision, Ghana, was speaking at the National Stakeholders’ Meeting of World Vision Ghana held in Ho on Saturday.

He said such policies or programmes must be impactful, clear, implementable and strategic.
World Vision Ghana is one in the chain of NGOs linking World Vision International, which supports around1, 500 gender support programmes in many areas across the world.

Mrs Appiah said World Vision Ghana was in Child Protection, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Health, Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Education Food Security and Resilience.

She observed that while Ghana was normally quick to sign international child interest protocols, adherence was normally way down the mark.

Madam Appiah also expressed worry about the poor reading and numeracy skills among the schools, which she said the NGO was working to help correct.

Hubert Charles, National Director, World Vision Ghana said the stakeholders’ meeting was to align the NGO’s programmes with that of government for the well-being of children.

He said World Vision, Ghana, now operates in 31 programme areas in 10 regions in Ghana, targeting 4.6 million children and their families.

Mr Charles said “World Vision has contributed to building resilient communities through the implementation of a Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) project-a low-cost, sustainable land restoration technique, used to combat poverty and hunger among poor subsistence farmers”.

He said this had enabled a “number of communities in the Talensi, Kassena-Nankani East, Bawku West and Garu-Tempane districts of the Upper-East Region to reclaim degraded community grazing land which now boost of all-year round vegetative cover….”

Mr Francis Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister lauded World Vision Ghana for its life-changing programmes in the country.

Among the about 30 participants were District Chief Executives and Members of Parliament of the beneficiary districts which cuts across the country.

Credit: GNA


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