A sod has been cut for the construction of 20 projects under the 1 million dollar per constituency in the Mion District of the Northern Region.
The projects includes the rehabilitation and expansion of Sang Small water project, rural electrification, mechanized boreholes, CHP compounds, educational infrastructure and among other developmental needs of the people.
The projects is under the supervision of the Northern Development Authority (NDA) and the Ministry of Special Initiatives.
Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony for the rehabilitation and expansion of Sang Small Water System in Sang, the Deputy Director, Cooperate Affairs and International Relations at the Northern Development Authority (NDA) Alhaji Mustapha Baba Mubashir said the implementation of the projects were in fulfilment of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision for economic and social transformation of the country.
Alhaji Baba Mubashir hinted that, NDA is providing funds for 544 projects in the entire region under the 1 million dollar per constituency. “These projects were not just picked by NDA, we took a need assessment to allow the communities to identify their developmental needs and NDA is providing 1 million dollar to fund those projects”.
The NDA Deputy Corporate Affairs Director urged the contractors and consultants of the projects to work within the timelines. “We are giving you three to six months to complete the projects”. adding that “the money is ready so expect you to do good diligence and quality of work”.
The 2020 NPP Parliamentary candidate for the Mion Constituency Hon Abdul-Aziz Musah Ayaba reiterated the importance of the projects to the developmental needs of the people of Mion, adding that, the projects will go a long way to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.
The Mion NPP Parliamentary Candidate hinted that, all the communities will receive their share of the national-cake adding that, the 1 million dollar per constituency initiative is a ‘thought-through’ pro-poor policy to augment other developmental agendas in the area.
Communities to benefit according to Hon Ayaba includes Buli, Sang, Gunsi, Kpabia, Tu-wua, Donbini, Sakpe, Chevy, Sakoya, Kunkpano, Warivi, Nalogni, Bachabordo, Tinsung, Sambu, Mayefuni, Botingli, Yabogu, Kpabiya among others.
He said, the 1 million dollar per constituency will also provide electricity to many communities in the constituency.
Mr Ayaba took the occasion to advise the people in the area to abide by the President directives to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. “We must all obey the directives of the President, let us practice the social distancing, wash our hands frequently, use alcohol based sanitizers, wear masks…. more importantly let us all continue to pray for His Excellency President Akufo-Addo to succeed in this fight against this invisible enemy called COVID -19”.
The 2020 NPP Parliamentary Candidate thanked the people in the area especially chiefs and religious leaders for their continue support.
The contractor of the Sang Small Water Expansion Project Mr Sulemana Abdul Majeed pledged to complete the project on schedule, saying his company is ready to execute the project on time.
The Regent of Sang, Gbanglan Musah Alhassan commended government’s commitment to rehabilitate and expand the Sang Small Water System which was constructed in 2005 and further expanded in 2008 by the same NPP government.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion included the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Mion, Hon Alhaji Mohammed Hashim Abdallah, NDA officials, the project consultant, contractors, the NPP Constituency Executives, Assembly members for Sang and Bayanwaya electoral areas and members of the Sang water system board.