Social, Economic and Environmental Outcome Analysis of Abfa-Funded Projects: the Case of Keyime, Ohawu and Dawa Irrigation Dam Projects

Executive Summary

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) is committed to initiatives that harness Africa’s energy resources for sustainable development. To contribute to the transparent and accountable use of revenues from Ghana’s petroleum resource, ACEP periodically undertakes field audits of projects funded with the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) across the country. The ABFA is that portion of petroleum revenue that is spent on programmes and activities in selected priority areas within Ghana’s national budget. Some of these include the rehabilitation of various irrigation dams in Ghana, including those located in Dawa in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, and in Keyime and Ohawu in the Volta region of Ghana. The table below summarizes ABFA disbursement to these three irrigation projects:

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