1V1D: All uncompleted dams will be completed this year – Ministry

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The Ministry of Special Development Initiatives has assured that all uncompleted dams under the government’s flagship project one village one dam (1V1D) will be completed this year.

The Ministry in reaction to a viral post of an uncompleted dam on social media said there were fully completed dams which are in good shape with a lot of water.

The viral video (below) reportedly shows an empty dugout which the voice narration says is the 1V1D project at Nakpachei in the Northern Region.

However, the Ministry in a post on Facebook said the pictures of some few uncompleted dams that couldn’t store water during the rainy season should be ignored.

“Our fully completed dams are still in good shape with a lot of water to survive the dry season,” the post read.

“Ignore pictures of some few UNCOMPLETED DAMS that couldn’t store water during the raining season being circulated on social media for mischief purposes.

“All uncompleted dams will be completed this year”.

The post was accompanied by pictures of dams in Napari, Kutanga, Pelungu and Gbedembilsi.


The government is constructing 300 dugouts across the northern part of the country; out of a total of 570 dams promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to the 2016 general election.

Out of the number, 174 dams are currently under construction in the Northern Region, whilst 83 and 43 are being constructed in the Upper East and Upper West regions respectfully.

The dams, which are at various stages of completion, are expected to provide enough water for farmers to ensure all year farming, as well as for domestic purposes.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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