Tono farmers happy with designs for rehabilitation and modernisation of dam

Farmers at Tono in the Upper East Region have expressed satisfaction with the commencement of design works for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the Tono Irrigation scheme at Tono near Navrongo in the Upper East Region. At a technical meeting between GCAP/GIDA, the World Bank and SMEC International at Tono on May 9, 2016, Madam Sirina Sumaila, a farmers’ representative, indicated that farmers had been worried about when work on the designs will begin. Now that they have seen the evidence on the ground, they know the scheme is being worked on, she revealed.
The Acting Managing Director of ICOUR, Mr Sebastian Bagina, said his organisation had sensitized farmers on the progress of work of the design consultants at three fora. SMEC indicated they had completed 55% of topographical survey and 85% hydrological study