Yendi Municipal Assembly gives Vehicle operators ultimatum

Yendi (NR) The Yendi Municipal Assembly (YMA) has given the Yendi lorry station operators in various locations in the township an ultimatum to move to the newly constructed car lorry station.

This is because the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development had given the Yendi Municipal Assembly an ultimatum for the Assembly to put the new lorry park into use by the first week of June, 2018.

Alhaji Hammed Abubakar Yussuf, the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive who announced this during the ordinary meeting of the Yendi Municipal Assembly said failure to use the lorry park was causing financial lost to the Assembly as it was a World Bank project.

Alhaji Hammed indicated that the Assembly would be compelled to use security personnel if the operators refused to move to the new lorry park.

He said although several efforts had been made for them to move to the new lorry park, they still refused to do so, citing the Yendi to Tamale GPRTU and the Metro Mass Transit Company as examples.

He said sanitation was one of his top priorities and he would ensure that the Municipal Assembly became the cleanest Assembly in Northern Region.

He said the institutions to benefit from the construction of water closets toilets were; Yendi Senior High School, Dagbon State Senior High School, Yendi Hospital and Yendi Market Station.

According to the Municipal Chief Executive all refuse heaps in the Municipality had been evacuated in order to keep place clean and there would be regular dislodging of liquid waste from all public latrines and households with the Assembly’s cesspit emptier.

He said 65 communities in the area would be connected to the national grid, mentioning some of them as, Bago, Zakole, Oseido, Naglogu.

Alhaji Hammed announced that 10 District Development Facility (DDF) projects which included roads, classroom blocks, KVIP toilets, dual desks had gone through the tendering process and were yet to be awarded.

He said the Member of Parliament for Yendi Constituency Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani had donated 2,160 maths sets to candidates writing BECE exams in June, 2018

Mr Ibrahim Abu Zolge the Presiding Member of the Assembly expressed his dissatisfaction and displeasure at the manner in which contracts of the Assembly were awarded without following due process.

He called on the Assembly members to support the Revenue collectors to generate revenue from their electoral areas and reminded the people in the area that creating a region was purely administrative and had nothing to do with traditional boundaries and ethnic loyalties.

He appealed to the President Nana Akufo-Addo to create the Eastern Corridor Region and make Yendi as its Regional Capital

Source: Ghana News Agency