The Australian government has made available 260,000 Australian dollars (GH?520,000) being allocation for 14 poverty alleviation projects in Ghana and West Africa.

This was announced by the Australia High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms. Joana Adamson in Accra.

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At a formal launch of the Australia Direct Aid Program (DAP), the High Commissioner said the funding was made for the Program (DAP), which will enable the 14 projects to benefit.

Australia, she said, is pleased to partner local and international organizations to make a direct improvement to the lives of Ghanaians and others across the West African Sub-Region.

Ms. Joana Adamson stated that one third of the total budget fund which is 300,000 Australian dollars (GH?600,000) has been made available to six projects in Ghana.

Among the projects are the construction of a disability assessment clinic in Tamale which has been Australia?s 5th project in Ghana, and a computer laboratory in the Bosome Fredo District.

?I am delighted the Direct Aid Program has extended to eight West African countries this year,? she said, averring that the projects are in addition to Australia?s existing development cooperation throughout the region.

She also indicated that the release of the fund towards the DAF will enable DAF build a strong links between Australia and countries across the region.

Ms. Adamson pointed out that Australia is also supporting the Bosome Freho District Assembly in partnership with an NGO established by Dr Kate O?Shaughnessy.

The Australian government is also working closely with an alumna of the Australia Awards program in Cote D?Ivoire to offer training to disadvantaged and disabled women in Abidjan.

Also, Libera, Senegal, Togo among other countries are benefitting from the package.

 

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