The Overlord of the Mamprugu Kingdom, the Nayiri, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga wants government to take appropriate steps for work to resume on projects stalled at the Gambaga College of Education.
According to him, work came to a standstill immediately after the 2016 general election which saw contractors working on some infrastructure development vacate from site.
"Work on the multi-purpose Assembly Hall complex, a three story Administrative block, a modeled classroom block and several other projects at the Gambaga College of Education came to a standstill soon after the 2016 general elections. The contractors have moved away from site leaving us in limbo. The Gambaga College of Education is currently accommodated in facilities that were used by a Junior High School", he lamented.
This was revealed at this year's Damba festival which was also an occasion for the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of offices for the Regional Coordinating Council at the forecourt of the Nayiri's palace, Nalerigu in the North East region.
The Nayiri further asked for government's support to give the other educational institutions in the North East region a facelift through the provision of both infrastructure and critical logistics for smooth academic work.
He made a passionate appeal to the government to consider providing the Yunyoo-Nasuan, the only District in the North East region without a second cycle institution a Senior High School.
Addressing the gathering, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said plans are far advanced for sod cutting for the construction of a model senior high school at Kpasenpke within the month of November.
He also informed the people that the President will be cutting sod for the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam and irrigation project at the end of November 2019 at Pwalugu.
"The irrigation facilities will help boost agricultural production. It will also be a permanent solution to the perennial flooding from the Bagre dam", he added.
Dr. Bawumia revealed that the water systems for Nalerigu, Gambaga, walewale, wungu and gbimsi are 90 percent complete and will also be commissioned by December. Several key roads will also be constructed in the region with most to commence before the end of the year.
He also made a special appeal to the chiefs and people of the entire region and Ghana to campaign for and VOTE YES in the upcoming 17th December referendum.
Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is canvassing for a ‘NO’ vote in the upcoming referendum on political party participation in district level elections.