The people of Yendi will no longer thirst for water when I become president- Mahama
Yendi, a town in the Northern region of Ghana, is set to see significant improvements in infrastructure and access to basic necessities if the National Democratic Congress’ John Mahama is elected President in the December 2024 election.
Speaking at the Gbewaa Palace during a courtesy call on Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II, Mr Mahama expressed his disappointment over the neglect of various government projects in the region, including the Yendi Water Supply Project.
He reassured the Yaa Naa and the people of Yendi that the water project would be his priority and that they would no longer thirst for water once he was elected president.
He also promised to upgrade the Yendi hospital to cater for referral cases from the eastern corridor of the region to make quality healthcare accessible and reduce the distance sick persons travel to Tamale for treatment.
Mahama, who is on a two-day #BuildingGhanaTour of the northern region, said his administration will fast-track the completion of roads on the Eastern Corridor to ease the stress of travellers, especially those travelling to Accra.
The NDC leader’s promises have sparked hope among the people of Yendi. When completed, the Yendi Water Supply Project will provide much-needed relief to the community, ensuring that every household has access to clean water.
The promise to upgrade the Yendi hospital to a municipal hospital is also significant, as it will improve healthcare services in the region and reduce the need for residents to travel long distances to seek medical care.
The fast-tracking of the Eastern Corridor Road project will benefit the Yendi people and improve connectivity and transportation in the entire region, boosting economic development and trade.
In asking for their votes in December, Mahama urged the people to also vote for the NDC parliamentary candidate for Yendi, Lawyer Abdul-Fatawu Alhassan.
The Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II, praised the former president for his clean campaign and encouraged him to continue with a clean campaign devoid of insults and name-calling.
The Yaa Naa also challenged Mr Mahama not to disappoint the people of Ghana, adding that “when you get the nod, do not shy away from reshuffling your team to get the right ones on board by merit and confidence and lay off even loyalists but misfits who will only churn out mediocrity for your government.”
Mr. Mahama's commitment to addressing the pressing needs of Yendi has resonated with the residents, who are eager to see these promises come to fruition.