The King of the Dagbon State, Ya Na Abukari II, has assured the government of Ghana of his full support and that of the people in the Northern Region for the construction of the Tamale interchange.
The Dagbon overlord commended the Akufo-Addo administration for investing part of the $2 billion Sinohydro priority projects in the Northern Region.
He promised to offer his total support to the project during the construction period and also assured the government of his maximum cooperation in order to ensure its success.
Under the Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) signed between the government of Ghana and the Sinohydro Corporation Company of China, President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 10 April 2019 cut sod for the construction of a one-kilometre flyover in Tamale. The project will include the construction of 10 km of ancillary roads around the interchange to improve traffic management in the central business district of the regional capital.
Ya Na Abukari II believes the area has begun enjoying the dividends of peace just a few weeks after the implementation of the Dagbon peace roadmap was rolled out by the Committee of Eminent Chiefs led by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration.
The Ya Na, in a statement delivered on his behalf by the Sagnari Na, Abdulai Yakubu Andani during the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the first-ever interchange in Tamale, said the project is a fruit of the existing peace in the kingdom. He stated that until four months ago, the age-long Abudu and Andani chieftaincy conflict-affected development in the area.
He further thanked the President and his government for its unwavering support and commitment to uplifting the socio-economic development of the region. He said the celebration of the 62nd National Independence Day celebration in the region last month, undoubtedly reinvigorated the image of the area.
The Ya Na assured Nana Akufo-Addo of mobilising all the sons and daughters of the Dagbon state to consolidate the efforts of the government in realising sustainable peace and co-existence among the people.