Why It Took So Long?

UTAP fosters an environment where knowledge through concerted years of educational drive that has cultivated a community of diverse and skilled professionals who are leading with integrity, serve as ethical stewards, and advocates for progress.

It took UTAP from its inception in 2002 until 2019 to get all the necessary talent and a well-structured community of professionals in every conceivable field process in the community for succession planning and continuity. Education remains primary to our success.

We sponsored and encouraged over 100 community youth through junior/senior secondary school (recently made free (2020)). Our selections were based on need across the community. Our funding came solely from our socially conscious businesses, friends, and community members across the world. Female education was important to the community for a long time that most females have at least a high school education.

We strongly believe our model will go a long way in solving the missing pieces of responsibility, accountability, and transparency that have attributed to the failure of most African projects. This, we believe, is the beginning of a substantial route to true development in Africa. 

  • The Dry Season

    In the dry season, agricultural operation is impossible without irrigation. Farmers move to cities, creating population density and poverty. The dry season is one of two seasons in semi-arid Africa.  The dry season is characterized by low humidity, lack of water and depletion of subsistence crops between November to April yearly.
  • The Rainy-Wet Season

    The rainy or wet season occurs during a warm season, or summer, precipitation takes place.  In the wet season, air quality improves, fresh water quality improves, and vegetation grows substantially, leading to crop yields late in the season. Rivers overflow their banks and drains into lakes along the white Volta river networks.    
  • Dredging Existing Lakes

    UTAP proposes expanding five (5) midsize lakes spreading along the White Volta, dredged or dug-up to regain lost storage, improve water supply reservoirs, improve fish habitat, and use nutrient-rich sediments for planting of fruits and vegetables. None of the lakes sediments are considered contaminated in any form.