The Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) Project seeks to improve regional collaboration, socio-economic and climate resilience of border- zone communities in the targeted northern regions of the Gulf of Guinea Countries exposed to conflicts and climate risks.

Gushegu municipal assembly is one of the Beneficiary districts of the northern regions social cohesion SOCO project.


As part of the proposed activities for 2023, LED has only two.

1. Revamp VSLA groups and support them with startup kits

2. Training of women group on how to process shea butter and support them with startup kits.

The first LED activity targeted 150 beneficiaries, 15 communities, and 15 groups in three clusters. The second activity targeted 60 beneficiaries, 6 groups, 12 communities in all six clusters. 

All these activities are to ensure that, the project benefits vulnerable women protect their livelihoods and foster economic opportunities in a safe and climate resilient manner.


The SOCO Zonal LED officer on Friday, 10th May, 2024 together with the District Project Implementation Team handed over shea butter processing and packaging items to the beneficiaries.

During the handing over, the Municipal Planning Officer indicated that, the project aim is to address challenges such as fragility, conflict and violence spillover from the Sahel, perception of exclusion and climate impact. That the project geographic focus includes six regions: Savannah, Oti, Upper East, Northern, Upper West, and North East, with the Ministry of Local Government serving as the implementation agency.

The SOCO Zonal LED officer in his remarks commended the District Project Implementation Team most especially the District SOCO focal person and the District LED officer and for their commitment to supporting sustainable development initiatives in the municipality.

The Municipal Chief Executive emphasized the importance of continued commitment to achieving development goals and ensuring accountability in project implementation. He also encouraged the beneficiaries to use the items for its intended purpose.