President Nana Akufo-Addo has minimize the sod for the construction of the Yendi Water Source Undertaking, in fulfilment of a pledge he manufactured to Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II at the 2019 Damba Festival.
The Water Offer Challenge, currently being financed by a $30 million facility from the India Exim Lender, is aimed at supplying the persons of the Yendi Municipality and its environs with 15,000 cubic metres of water day by day to meet the drinking water need from now until the 12 months 2040.
Slicing the sod for the building on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020, President Akufo-Addo indicated that communities earmarked to reward from the Challenge, on completion, consist of Yendi, Ghani (Ngani), Sambu, Adobo, Sokoli, Nakpachei, Gbungbalaga and Kuga.
“Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, when I told you that ‘great days lie in advance of Dagbon’, this is what I intended, as this Project signals the starting of infrastructural progress for Yendi. And, as you know by now, when Akufo-Addo tends to make a promise, he keeps it,” he stated.
The President stated that it has been fifty-nine (59) yrs considering the fact that the building of the unique Yendi Drinking water Supply Method, which took its raw drinking water supply from the River Daka.
“Since its development, it has not been through any rehabilitation works, and it is no more time capable of enjoyable the water wants of Yendi and its environs. Additionally, because of the appreciable maximize in population and financial growth, it has develop into needed to assemble a new water offer system to fulfill the drinking water needs of Yendi and its adjoining cities and communities,” he additional.
The President continued, “Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II, when I explained to you that ‘great times lie in advance of Dagbon’, this is what I meant, as this Job signals the beginning of infrastructural enhancement for Yendi. And, as you know by now, when Akufo-Addo tends to make a promise, he keeps it.”
President Akufo-Addo certain residents of Yendi, and, in fact, all Ghanaians, that Government’s dedication to protecting the country’s water-bodies, that serve as the sources for the provision of potable drinking h2o for the Ghanaian folks, is unwavering.
“We continue to wage war against, and intensify our resolve to suppress the actions of unlawful miners (galamseyers), sand successful and farming together the banks of our water bodies, which direct to their pollution,” he added.
Thanking the Indian Authorities and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a result of the Indian Exim Lender, for earning offered the funding for the Yendi Water Supply Challenge, whose effects, upon completion, will be immense for the people of Yendi and its encompassing towns, he mentioned it is a “good testimony of the solid bonds of co-procedure and collaboration that exist among our two nations. Lengthy may it continue on.”
He urged the contractor, Messrs. WAPCOS Ltd of India, to finish this project on timetable, and assistance produce potable drinking water to the beneficiary cities and communities.
Concluding, the President thanked the Yaa-Na “for the gracious gesture and honour of conferring the chieftaincy title, Dagbon Malti Naa Abudani I, on me, and I guarantee you that I will do my very best to dwell up to the title.”