Yendi Assembly holds town hall meeting

The Yendi Municipal Assembly in the Northern Region has held a town hall meeting to outline the performance of government and aspirations of the people.

It was the second in a series of meetings to be organised in the municipality and also a means for people in authority at the local and national levels to interact with the citizenry, while duty bearers use the platform to inform their constituents about policies, programmes and projects that were executed and those being executed to improve their living conditions.

In his presentation on, Alhaji Hammed Yussuf, the Municipal Chief Executive, said as an interim measure to stem the perennial acute water shortage in Yendi and its environs, the Assembly has appealed to the government to construct and mechanise boreholes in all the 14 electoral areas and expedite action on the proposed construction of a water treatment plant at Sabare.

He said work on the Youth Resources Centre at Zang was in progress and would be completed soon, while the construction of four mechanised boreholes in Kulkpenduli, Chopondo, Bailey and Adibo and four water and sanitation facilities with mechanised boreholes at Yendi Senior High School, Dagbon State Senior High Technical School and Yendi Municipal Hospital were underway.

“The assembly in partnership with Ghana First, a private company is in the process of constructing seven 16-seater and one 20-seater water and sanitation facilities at different locations in the municipality.

“About 844 households received a total amount of GH¢272,104.00 in 50 operating communities under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme and under One village One dam, construction sites at Adibo, Zang and Kpalgabini out of the ten awarded,” Alhaji Yussuf noted.

Gaspard Dery, the Yendi Municipal Coordinating Director, in his welcome address, said the meetings had elements of good governance with transparency, probity, accountability, participation and involvement in decision-making.

Amadu Zakaria, the Sevelugu Municipal Information Officer, made a presentation on education, agriculture and health saying “the government’s focus on free Senior High School education, Planting for Food and Jobs, One-village-One-dam and One-district-One-factory are geared towards ameliorating the plight of the citizenry”. -GNA

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