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President Nana Akufo-Addo has reassured that work on the Yendi Water Project will commence before the end of 2021, after more than a year of its sod cutting.

The President who noted that he considers the project as a personal matter, said he is determined to oversee the successful completion of the project.

He said it was not an empty promise he made, when he cut the sod for the commencement of work on the project in July last year.

“It is my matter and I’m determined to do my best to oversee it and I want to assure the people of Yendi that it was not an empty, they will see results from it” the President said.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on Radio Justice with host, Mumuni Yirifa Yunus on Saturday, the President blamed the late start of the project on the impact of the coronavirus disease.

President Akufo-Addo explained that “Several projects in the country have all been affected by this unfortunate Covid pandemic, it has slowed down in some cases actually interrupted the implementation of several projects, one of them is the Yendi project and it’s a matter of grave concern to me”.

He said a lot of work was now being done to ensure the project finally kicks off.

“Quite a lot of work is now been done, the consultants have been identified and approved by the financiers of the project, the process of selecting the contractors is almost concluded and when that is done, we would then be able to go forward and begin the construction” he added.

Yendi Water Project

President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the Yendi Water Supply Project in July 2020, in fulfilment of a pledge he made to Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari II at the 2019 Damba Festival.

The Water Supply Project, being financed by a $30 million facility from the India Exim Bank, is aimed at providing 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.

Cutting the sod for the construction on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020, President Akufo-Addo indicated that communities earmarked to benefit from the Project, upon completion, include Yendi, Ghani (Ngani), Sambu, Adobo, Sokoli, Nakpachei, Gbungbalaga and Kuga.

From: Tudu Lahabali Kpana

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