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Dagbon: Iron ore mine coming to Sheini – Akufo-Addo

by bright agyapong

27 January

There is going to be massive infrastructural development in Yendi and its environs in the Northern Region following the restoration of peace to Dagbon, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

 

 


The President noted that his Cabinet has already approved a $30 million water supply project for that area, pending approval by parliament.

He also said the government is going to start the exploitation of the iron ore deposits in Sheini, a community near Yendi.

These, Nana Akufo-Addo noted, will bring the needed development to the area and also provide job opportunities for the teeming youth of Dagbon and its surroundings.

Speaking at the coronation of Ya Na Abubakari Mahama II in Yendi on Friday, 25 January 2019, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “Let us unite behind the new Ya Na Abubakari Mahama II. He is a man of experience and dignity and I’m confident he’ll discharge the duties of his new office with distinction.

“Let us give him all the support he requires as he set about to administer the affairs of the state of Dagbon.

“Ya Na, I know you’re a man of peace and unity, I know from a few decisions you’ve taken since your selection as Ya Na, you’re a man of reconciliation. I believe you’re the man to reconcile Dagbon and blot the age-old rivalry of Abudus versus Andanis and put Dagbon back on the path to sustained growth, progress and prosperity.

“Already, there are signs of good things coming to Dagbon. Just last week, the Cabinet approved a $30 million water supply project that will replace the old dilapidated water system in Yendi and its catchment area.

“The agreement of the project is now going to be submitted to parliament for scrutiny and approval before it can begin.

“My government is working to put in place the infrastructure that will allow us to exploit the ore deposits in Sheini. On the back of that exploitation, we shall put a railway line from Accra through the Volta Region and the new Oti Region and through Yendi to Burkina Faso.”

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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