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Regional News of Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Source: GNA

TRAX Program Support awards hardworking staff

TRAX Program Support, a Ghanaian based non governmental organization with its headquarters in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region at the weekend awarded its hard working staff for year 2012.

Mr Vincent Subbey, Programmes Director of TRAX Program Support, said the award was instituted in 2011 for deserving hardworking staff, who go through an award criteria.

Mr Solomon Abeinge, Field Officer for the Pelungu Project area in the Nabdam District, received the 2012 award. He received a citation and a double door fridge valued at GH¢750.

Mr Subbey said Pelungu Project was established after a successful implementation and promotion of Soil and Water Conservation Practices (SWCP), which has been replicated over the years in other communities in the project areas.

He said the organization currently operates a three armed programme with agriculture as its core, which is supported by the Enterprise Development and Building of Capacities of local NGOs and institutions on soil and water conservation practices.

He indicated that apart from SWCP, the Pelungu Project promotes other income generating activities such as goat scheme where the scheme passed on the goats to other households after the goats have kidded.

Other activities he mentioned were the promotion of nutrition among women and children, saying TRAX helped the communities with skills and knowledge to implement dry season gardening and the production of seedlings for the planting season.

He said Trade Aid also collaborated with TRAX during the 2012 season to operate a village savings and loans scheme in Pelungu.

TRAX Programme Support started in 1989 with British Collaborators operating in the three Northern Regions specifically in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo, Bimbagu, and Bendi in the Northern Region and Nakpalig, Sekoti, and Beo Tankoo in the Upper East Region.