2024 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama has expressed disappointment that eight years on, government has not been able to complete the Yendi Water Supply project.
The former President who was speaking during a courtesy call on the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II, as part of his tour of the Northern region, expressed disappointment that, nothing much has changed after the preparatory works handed over to the Nana Akufo Addo led government.
“I am disappointed that in spite of all the works we did government abandoned the Yendi Water supply project. 8yrs on there is still no water in Yendi” – he emphasized.
He assured that the next NDC government, which completed the design for the expansion of the Yendi water supply system, will work hard to fix the perineal crisis to provide enough water for the Yendi Municipality and the surrounding towns.
” I want to assure that when we come, the Yendi Water supply system will be my priority and we will ensure that you will not be thirsty again” he told the Yaa Naa.
The former President, also promised to build a referral hospital at Yendi, to help bridge the gap in health care access within the Dagbon enclave.
It will be recalled that 29th July 2020, barely four months to the elections, President Nana Akufo Addo led a funfair to cut sod for the water project.
According to him then, a $30 million facility from the India Exim Bank, secured was to supply fifteen thousand (15,000) cubic meters of water daily to the people of Yendi, Ghani (Ngani), Sambu, Adobo, Sokoli, Nakpachei, Gbungbalaga and Kuga when completed.
“Yaa-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.” – he promised.
Almost four years on, the project has virtually been abandoned.
By:Wisdom Hededzorme/ myxyzonline.com/Ghana