Savannah Accelerated Development Authority

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Savannah Accelerated Development Authority
Agency overview
Parent departmentMinistry of Food and Agriculture
WebsiteOfficial website

Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) is a Government of Ghana agency responsible for coordinating a comprehensive development agenda for the savanna ecological zones comprising the three northernmost regions and stretches of Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions that are contiguous to the Northern region of Ghana. Its mandate is to assist in the development of agriculture and industry in the region to help lessen the disparity between its development and that found elsewhere in the country.[1][2][3][4]


Savannah Accelerated Development Authority was established by an Act of Parliament; SADA Act 805 on 17 September 2010 with its first Chief Executive Officer appointed in October 2011. It has a 5-year Business Plan which begun in 2012 and will end in 2016. Its office and staffing of directors and coordinators begun work in March 2013.[5]

SADA will institute projects, programs and policies aimed at stimulating growth and addressing the human and social development needs of the target area. In the 2008 budget, the Government of Ghana mandated the preparation of a long term strategy to reverse decades of neglect of the northern part of Ghana and to set the pace for sustainable development.[6]


  1. ^ "Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)". Ministry of Food & Agriculture, Republic of Ghana. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ "The Savannah Accelerated Development authority (sada) –is the north well positioned for it?". News Blog. Modern Ghana. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Savannah Accelerated Development Authority bill passed into law". GNA. Ghana Web. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Veep Holds Discussions On Savannah Accelerated Development Authority". 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ "SADA ACT & INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT". SADA Ghana. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Overview of SADA". SADA Ghana. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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