Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that government is set to commission 119 infrastructure projects financed by the Zongo Development Fund.
The Fund was established by the Akufo-Addo government to prioritise and accelerate development in the Zongos, considered one of the most highly deprived communities.
After four years of existence, the Fund has made a telling impact in many Zongo communities across the country with infrastructure development.
Speaking at the closing session of the annual interpretation of the Qur’an, Tafsir by the National Chief Imam in Accra, Dr. Bawumia said the 119 projects is just the beginning as there are many more coming.
The projects include construction of classroom blocks, libraries, ICT centres, health facilities, roads, bridges, drainage, water systems, and astro turfs. Dr. Bawumia also spoke about government’s effort at prioritizing education in the Zongos.
“Last year, government awarded 40 scholarships to brilliant but needy students from Zongo communities to study medicine,” adding that, “processes have started for another 40 to be sent to Cuba this year.”