Ghana Irrigation Development Authority
|WILSON K. DARKWA
|D. L. LAMPTEY
Irrigation started in Ghana in the early nineteen sixties under the Land Planning and Soil Conservation Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Irrigation Development Authority (IDA) was set up in 1977 under the S. M. C. Decree 85. The Authority is wholly owned by the Government of Ghana and is finance by the government. By its act of incorporation, however, the Authority can borrow money from the open market for its development programme. This has Board of Directors and a Chief Executive who report direct to the Ministry of Agriculture (Minister of Food and Agriculture).
The mission of Irrigation Development Authority is to develop and market efficiently and cost effectively irrigation, drainage, water management, stock water and Aquaculture services and facilities.