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SANDEMA GRATEFUL TO NANA FOR BRIDGE OVER SANTEJAN

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The Sandem-Nab and Overlord of the Builsa Traditional Area, Nab Azagsuk Azantilow, has expressed the appreciation of the people of Builsa to President Nana Akufo-Addo for his government’s decision to award a contract for the construction of a bridge over the Santejan River.

The Sandem-Nab and Overlord of the Builsa Traditional Area, Nab Azagsuk Azantilow, has expressed the appreciation of the people of Builsa to President Nana Akufo-Addo for his government’s decision to award a contract for the construction of a bridge over the Santejan River.

“This is a project our late father Nab Sir Azantilow had appealed to all governments, since independence, to bridge the river, but to no avail. It is only your government that has listened favourably to us and has awarded the contract to bridge the river,” he said yesterday.

The Overlord said this when the President joined the chiefs and people of Sandema to celebrate their Feok festival.

The Sandem-Nab also thanked the President for joining them to celebrate the festival, saying “for almost 20 years or more, no sitting President has joined us in celebrating this festival.”

President reciprocates

The President also thanked the Sandem-Na and the people of Builsa for inviting him to be part of the festival.

He disclosed that he had directed the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to ensure the completion of a self-help project currently ongoing at the Chuchuliga Senior High School.

He also indicated that the Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, had been directed to look into the request by Wiaga Community School for its adoption into the public system.

On the construction of the Navrongo-Sandema-Wiaga-Fumbisi road, President Akufo-Addo said the road is part of the national trunk road N10, explaining all efforts were being made for its construction.

On the construction of a bridge at Doninga, the President said a contract had been awarded to Munck Engineering of Denmark at a cost of €2.2 million, and would be completed in 24 months.

President Akufo-Addo also revealed that Government would, from 2019, set up 200 agricultural mechanization centres across the country, with the Builsa North District being a beneficiary.
In addition to the elevation of the Builsa North District into a Municipality, the President added that Government is considering the request for the construction of a district hospital at Builsa