President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that government is to construct 570 dams in the Northern, Upper East and West Regions this year to boost agriculture in the country. President Akufo-Addo announced this when addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of Bunkprugu in the Bunkprugu-Nakpanduri district at the beginning of his three-day official visit to the Northern Region.
The president also hinted that efforts were underway to address the perennial water challenges in the Mamprugu traditional area and that soon the water expansion project for the area would take off and engineers would commence work.
Nana Akufo-Addo said his government was working hard to implement all the flagship programmes it promised. The president indicated his resolve to prove his critics wrong as measures were being initiated to ensure the successful implementation of projects such ‘one district one factory’ and ‘one village one dam’.
He commended the chiefs and people of the Bunkprugu area for maintaining peace and unity in the year stressing government needed sustained peace to roll out its projects in the area. The chief of Bunkprugu, Naa Alhaji Abuba Nasimong, commended the President for giving the area another district.
“We are grateful for the gift, I wish to assure your government of our commitment to assist the new assembly to grow,” he assured. He appealed to the President to construct facilities for the Bukprugu and Nakpanduri Senior High Schools (SHS) in the district.
Alhaji Nasimong pleaded with the government to take steps to fix the poor road network in the area in order to open the area to other communities.