Yendi-Gushegu and Saboba roads to be constructed this year
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The Northern Regional Coordinating Council has replicated President John Mills’ recent meet the press encounter at the Presidency by organizing a similar event to mark the NDC administration’s one year stay in office.
Mr. Stephen Sumani Nayina, the regional minister, his deputy, members of the Regional Security Council and staff of the Regional Coordinating Council interacted with Journalists Friday 8 at the round pavilion.
Mr. Nayina commended the media for supporting the Regional Coordinating Council’s determination to play its responsive role in ensuring the NDC government’s Better Ghana slogan.
He urged the media to do more in the years ahead by been circumspect in their reportage when highlighting issues concerning the region’s socio-economic transformation.
Mr. Nayina said government and her development partners will this year hit the ground running to execute projects that have been on the drawing board since the NDC administration assumed office.
Answering questions bordering security, road infrastructure and peace among others, the regional minister hinted that work will soon commence on some major road networks in the region.
Mr. Nayina said plans were afoot by the African Development Bank to construct the Damongo-Fufulso road which every national budget statement has captured in the past without implementation.
He also mentioned the Yendi-Gushegu and Saboba roads, the Salaga-Bimbila road and the Walewale Janga and Nalerigu roads as some other major roads that have been earmarked for construction this year.
Mr. Nayina commended members of the Regional Security Council, the chiefs and people of the region for embracing peace over the last one year and impressed upon all stakeholders mediating the Dagbon and Nanumba chieftaincy disputes to fast track their interventions to resolve the two issues amicably.
The media among other concerns expressed worry over the Regional Coordinating Council’s poor human relations to Journalists in the region and urged the regional minister to relate well to them.