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Tamale: Akufo Addo’s penchant for disrespecting our chiefs with deceptive sod cuttings is enough ~ NDC

The Northern Region’s Communications Bureau of the National Democratic Congress has expressed concerns over what they describe as a ‘continuous deception’ by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government to heartlessly subject the people of the Northern Region and particularly the overlord of Dagbon Ndan Ya Naa Abukari 11 to unending embarrassment.

According to a statement signed by regional Communications Officer, NDC, Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, the President of the Republic, on July 29 2020 cut the sod for the construction of the Yendi Water Supply Project, in fulfilment of a pledge he made to Ya-Na Abukari II at the 2019 Damba Festival.

Mr Nana Addo indicated the Water Supply Project, being financed by a $30 million facility from the India Exim Bank, was to provide the people of the Yendi Municipality and its environs with fifteen thousand (15,000) cubic metres of water daily to meet the water demand from now till the year 2040.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in his recent visit cut another sod for a 2.53 km Yendi town dualization road project at Yendi in the Northern region. This comes after he failed to deliver on a similar sod-cutting exercise he embarked upon two years ago for the construction of the Yendi Water Supply Project. The project was supposed to be in honour of a pledge he made to Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II at the 2019 Damba Festival, but he never fulfilled it.

The NDC in the Northern Region is more astonished by the president’s penchant for disrespecting well-meaning chiefs and people of the Northern Region with deceptive sod cutting jamborees, twisting of Project biographies just to Claim them and still abandoning projects started under the erstwhile NDC administration.

The 2.53 km dualization project is part of the Eastern corridor road project Lot 5&6. Lot 6 starts from Yendi -Gushegu and ends at Gbintiri. The project consists of a dual carriageway (2.5 km length) from Lot 5: km 93+850 to 94+383, Lot 6: km 0+00 to km 2+000, 2×3.65 m wide lane with median and sidewalk on each side, construction of 3 roundabouts at km 93+850, km 0+000 and km 2+000 as well as the construction of drainage system.

President Akufo-Addo disclosed that so far about 10km of road in Yendi has been asphalted and assured the people of Yendi that more road projects are yet to come.

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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE COMMUNICATION BUREAU OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC) NORTHERN REGION ON THE PRESIDENT’S TOUR OF THE REGION

The Executive Committee and the Communications Bureau of the National Democratic Congress in the Northern Region have followed keenly the tour of the President in the Northern Region and have noted with grave concern the continuous deception that President Akufo-Addo and his government have subjected the people of the Northern Region and particularly the overlord of Dagbon Ndan Ya Naa Abukari 11.

The President Mr Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo wrapped up his two-day tour of the Northern Region yesterday and just as already in the public domain, we are fully aware of the abysmal failure and the awful fact that time has fast caught up with this government’s lies and deceptions upon having exhausted close to six years at the helm of affairs without acquitting themselves creditably relative to all benchmarks of governance, be it the economy, unemployment, health, corruption, infrastructure, Sanitation, Security among others,

The NDC in the Northern Region is more astonished by the president’s penchant for disrespecting well-meaning chiefs and people of the Northern Region with deceptive sod cutting jamborees, twisting of Project biographies just to Claim them and still abandoning projects started under the erstwhile NDC administration.

The President for the last six years of his government has proven to be either deceptive, misled, not on top of issues and sleeping on such a sacred job. We would proceed, to set the record straight on the abandoned projects and pointing the number of times the president has engaged in “Sakawa” sod cutting.

ABANDONED PROJECTS

There are several abandoned projects left to rot by the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government in the region. These projects include the Saboba road project, and Community Day Schools across the region, among others. The government only continued and completed the administration block of the Bimblia College of Education which was started by President Mahama NDC-led government. The president as usual failed to acknowledge the NDC when he was commissioning the project, seeking to claim full credit. The agenda 111 projects even though this current administration’s brainchild cannot be mentioned without the NDC as the architect of the funding source, the GIIF which was established by former president Mahama in 2014.

DECEPTIVE SOD CUTTINGS

The President of the Republic, on July 29 2020 cut the sod for the construction of the Yendi Water Supply Project, in fulfilment of a pledge he made to Ya-Na Abukari II at the 2019 Damba Festival.

Mr Nana Addo indicated the Water Supply Project, being financed by a $30 million facility from the India Exim Bank, was to provide the people of the Yendi Municipality and its environs with fifteen thousand (15,000) cubic metres of water daily to meet the water demand from now till the year 2040.

Cutting the sod for the construction, President Akufo-Addo said “Ya-Na Mahama Abukari II, when I told you that ‘great days lie ahead of Dagbon’, this is what I meant, as this Project signals the beginning of infrastructural development for Yendi. And, as you know by now, when Akufo-Addo makes a promise, he keeps it”. Ladies and gentlemen of the media, two years after these words to the King of Dagbon no show for Nana ‘Show Boy’.

Again, the president on July 25, 2018, President Akufo-Addo cut sod for the commencement of construction of one of a hydroelectric dam in the Savelugu municipal area to serve as modernization of agriculture with rural electrification incorporated into it.

According to Hi-Limit, the construction company in charge of the project, the facility will be integrated agriculture and renewable energy with a 3,600 cattle dairy farm and is expected to span through a four-year period after which it will be completed and handed over to the government for use. Exactly four years today and there is no show for Nana ‘Show Boy’ The list is endless.

The NDC marvelled at the insensitiveness of the Akufo Addo government to mock the people of the Northern region with deceptive sod cutting for projects while physical projects initiated by the erstwhile Mahama administration are left to rot.

The various infrastructure projects the President cut the sod for which are yet to see any significant construction activity are mostly without an established source of funding to hoodwink the unsuspecting Ghanaians to believe that they have something to show for the over GHC 500 billion that has become available to them so far.

We call on our revered chiefs in the Northern Region to critically scrutinize promises the government has been making and ask during sod-cutting ceremonies if such projects have been captured by the government in the budget. We call on the president to desist from the deception of sod cutting projects and rather explain why the abandonment of these projects. We further demand the completion of physically abandoned projects by the Akufo Addo government.

Signed:

Alhassan Abdul-Mumin

(General Amin)

055 773 2800

Communications Officer , NDC

Northern Region

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