Hassan Ayariga is flagbearer of the APC
The APC will rebrand the controversial Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to Northern Accelerated Development Authority (NADA), if it wins the December 7, polls.
The PNC-breakaway party will also establish the Midlands Development Authority (MDA) to cater for the development of the middle belt of the country.
This is contained in the party’s manifesto for the 2016 elections which was outdoored today by its flagbearer Dr. Hassan Ayariga.
The APC will additionally create the Central Development Authority (CDA) to take care of the specific development needs of the Coastal areas of the country.
“The Growing Together Project consists of five major, interlinked transformational initiatives designed to take giant leaps in transforming Ghana, particularly in investing in rural and deprived communities in a major effort at inclusive development of all parts of the country, and adopting a localized development approach.
The restructuring of “SADA” to Northern Accelerated Development Authority (NADA). This will cover, and focus on the traditional three regions in the north of the country, namely Northern, Upper West, and Upper East Regions.
The establishment of the Midlands Development Authority (MDA) which will serve as the main development agency for the middle belt of the country, covering the non-coastal areas of the Volta and Western Regions, in addition to the Ashanti, Eastern, and the Brong Ahafo Regions,” portions of the manifesto read.
It added “The establishment of the Central Development Authority (CDA) that will invest in, and serve as the main develop0ment agency for communities along all the coastal areas in Ghana, including the coastal areas of Volta and Western Regions, in addition to the Greater Accra and Central regions.
“The establishment of the Slum & Inner City Improvement Programme(Special Zongo Improvement Initiative) to serve as a special vehicle to focus development on communities in the zongos and Inner Parts of Cities across Ghana, and Increase the share of revenues that mining communities currently receive in royalty payments. The APC will make sure that mining communities receive a higher share. Currently 80% of the royalty goes to government, 10% to the minerals commission, and 10% to the community. The APC will reduce Government share to 70% while doubling the community share of 20%. This will ensure more value is retained in mining communities for development”.
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