Northern Regional Communications officer for National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhassan Abdul-Mumin has called on all chiefs in the region to help critically scrutinize promises made by the Akufo Addo-Bawumia government to the people of the region.
According to General Amin, it is important for the revered chiefs in the region to begin speaking the hard truth to the president and constantly ask him critical questions during such sod-cutting ceremonies and also to know if such projects have been captured by the government in the yearly budgets.
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.
He said the NDC marvelled at the insensitiveness of the Akufo Addo government regarding their constant attempts to make a mockery of 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.
President Nana Addo indicated previously that, the Yendi 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.
While 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.
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.
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