Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says Government is committed to improving the development of the Gonjaland and improving the living standards of the people of the entire Savannah Region.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo led administration in its fist term has undertaken a lot of development projects and will continue to fulfil its promises.
Dr Bawumia made these remarks at the 45th annual Gonjaland Youth Association Congress held in Bole over the weekend.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, I therefore have a responsibility to see to the rapid development of Savannah region and I commit to do just that.
“A lot ladies and gentlemen a lot has been done in the first term of President Akuffo Addo’s government for Gonjaland and the Savannah Region. Major road constructions are ongoing such as the Daboya Mankarigu road, potable water has been provided for Salaga, Yapei and the Damongo water project is very much on course and should be completed on schedule’” Dr Bawumia intimated.
He further revealed the 631 projects have been completed with 155 currently on going.
“That is phenomenal for 4 years,” he posited.
The Vice President also disclosed that government has already assigned architects to designed a bridge over the Daboya Lake.
Dr Bawumia assured the construction will commence between June and July this year.
“And you can see how it is going to open up the region and really open up agriculture because from Daboya you will now have a road to Mankarigu and also another road going to Yagaba so that agriculture and farming as whole will be much improved,” the Veep added.
The Gonja Traditional Area over the years has been inundated with a barrage of chieftaincy clashes in the Savannah Region.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia commended the Gonjaland Youth Association for their efforts in resolving the chieftaincy dispute in the Bole Traditional Area.
“I make particular mention of the pivotal role the association played in the recent resolution of the Bole chieftaincy dispute. I commend and congratulate the president, executives and members of the Gonjaland Youth Association,” he affirmed.
On his part, the Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso 1 appealed to government to create more districts and municipal assemblies within the Savannah Region to propel growth.
He also appealed for the up grade of the Damongo Agriculture College into a university and establishment of a modern university for the region.
Source: tamalonline.net | Hafiz Iddrisu