Pres. announces road package for N/R

Prez-Mahama5President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday, announced a road package to open up a number of communities in the Northern Region.

He said apart from re-shaping, most of the roads would be tarred to make them more motorable to facilitate the carting of goods to commercial centres.

President Mahama who was addressing the chiefs and people of Saboba near Yendi, during the annual Konkomba Youth Association Congress, mentioned the Yendi-Saboba-Chereponi, Yendi-Zabzugu-Tatale and Salaga-Makango roads as some of the major roads earmarked for tarring.

The Kokomba Youth Association Congress is held annually to bring together citizens of the area living in other parts of the country and beyond.

It also gives the people the opportunity to draw development strategies for the area, and also strategise to complement the efforts of government and other development partners.

President Mahama said roads are pivotal in all the development aspects of the country, hence, his ambition to complete the Eastern Corridor road that was initiated by the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

He said the government has also earmarked the re-shaping and tarring of the Bimbilla-Salaga, Gambaga-Nakpanduri roads and the re-sealing of portions of the Yendi-Tamale road that were deteriorating.

In the Saboba District, President Mahama promised to complete the small town water project for the Saboba township, and provide seven school classroom blocks to different schools under the Ghana Education Trust Fund.

He said a number of communities in the district were also earmarked for the connection of electricity, while funds are being sought to work on health and other social projects.

He commended the people for maintaining peace over the years, enabling the government to effectively execute on-going projects.

Uchabobor Michael Binalibein Kambonja, Paramount Chief of the Konkomba Traditional Area, commended President Mahama for appointing Mr. Moses Mabengba as Ambassador, and appealed to him to increase the quota of Konkombas in his government.

He also appealed to the government to establish a nurses or teacher training college in the district to serve the people of the area.

On health, the Paramount Chief called for the upgrading of the Assemblies of God Health facility in Saboba, to cater for the health needs of the people.


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