The Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region could soon boast of a military airstrip in the second term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who made this known during a courtesy call on Ya-Na Abukari II underscored the significance of the facility to residents and security agencies.

“The Akufo-Addo government intends to build a military airstrip here in Yendi. You will soon see military planes taking off and landing here in Yendi which will also facilitate in speedy travels during very essential occasions”, he revealed.

Yendi Municipal Assembly has presented farm inputs, metal containers, tricycles, and bicycles worth GHC47,630.00 to 53 Persons with Disability (PwD) in the Municipality.

The items included education support of 10 bicycles to 10 PwD students, capital input support; tricycle (Motor King) to a group of five PwDs from Gbungbaliga; a metal container, pockets of roofing sheets each to two PwDs; a deep freezer to one PwD; and fertilizers, seeds and weedicides with ploughing cost to PwD farmers.

Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussuf, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, who presented the items to the PwDs at Yendi, said they were purchased through the Disability Fund from the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF).

Alhaji Hammed Abubakari, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive has given the assurance that his outfit will continue to support ventures that will provide skills and jobs to the youth.

He said the area was now enjoying peace after the enskinment of a new Ya-Na, a situation that would create more opportunities for the growth and development of the area.

Alhaji Abubakari said this during the graduation ceremony of 18 hairdressers, who had completed their four-year apprenticeship at Yendi.

New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate aspirant for Yendi Constituency, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has sponsored eight of his constituents to perform this year’s pilgrimage in the Holy City of Mecca.

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