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Construction of an airport in the Upper East Region is about to take place at Sherigu in the regional capital, Bolgatanga, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced.

Addressing traditional authorities and residents of the Bongo District at a durbar Thursday as part of his two-day working tour of the region, the President said the region would see “signs of movement” very soon at the proposed site of the long-wanted facility.

“Minister for Aviation has been up here in the Upper East region and in Sherigu has come across some land that the chief there has given her which she hopes to be the basis of an additional airport in the northern region of Ghana in addition to the one in Tamale.

“So, this request of yours for an airport in the Upper East region is something that is already on the drawing board and very soon you’ll see signs of movement there,” he said as a euphoric crowd applauded him on the latest promise.

His comments were in response to a plea made at the durbar by the Vice President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Naba Baba Salifu Atamale Lemyaruum.

Fall Army Worms (FAW), the worms that wreaked havoc on large hectares of farms last year, have resurfaced in the Nanumba South District and the West Mamprusi Municipality in the Northern Region.

The Water problem being experienced by residents of Wa township has been attributed to the breakdown of the Intermediate Pumping Station (IPS) located around Dorimon in the Wa West District.

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