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Conflict resolution center to be established in Yendi


The Yendi Municipal Assembly has announced its intentions to establish a conflict resolution center to help address conflicts and issue related problems in the Yendi township.

Among its responsibilities will be finding lasting solutions to existing problems and also coming up with preventive measures to curtail future conflicts in the area.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alhaji Issah Zakaria announced this at the First Town Hall meeting in Yendi.

Section of  residents  observing  template presentation 


The MCE in commending residents, security agencies and assembly members for ensuring that peace prevails said an accommodation facility has also been provided for police officers from a special unit in Accra who have been detailed to respond quickly to security issues in the municipality.

The MCE said development can only take place in an atmosphere of peace and entreated residents to continue living in peace.

He made a passionate appeal to residents not to do anything to jeopardize the peace the municipality is currently enjoying.

“There is no need for violence during this year’s elections because political parties will come and go and Yendi will remain Yendi,” Alhaji Zakaria told a section of assembly members, Chiefs and some departmental heads.

The MCE was cataloging a number of developmental projects undertaken by the Assembly in 2011, 2012 and 2015 part of World Bank’s Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (SPEFA), the third component of the local government support project at Yendi.

The meeting, he explained, will be carried out in all the three zones of the municipality with the budget unit presenting templates to the citizens projects executed and amount spent on them.

The assembly, he explained, has also renovated a number of bungalows for officers of some departments, including the security agencies. On the perennial water crisis, the MCE assured residents that, government under president Mahama is committed to ensuring that communities have access to potable drinking water.

The assembly, he noted, has built a very powerful water system at Bonbomnayili and Gbungbaliga to help residents during water crisis.

The assembly has been able to convince an NGO called Global Communities Initiative, which has helped in the construction of ten toilet facilities attached to some schools in the municipality, he said.

He blamed the poor sanitation situation at Yendi on residents who always apportion blame on officials at the assembly and assembly members, instead of playing their role to prevent sanitation related diseases.

He hinted that the assembly will soon take over the management of public toilets from those who are mismanaging them.

The Yendi Municipal Assembly’s Co-ordinating Director, Mr Sarfo Kantanka announced that the municipality will roll out a community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program in the Yendi township which has been zoned. He therefore urged assembly members to help the assembly to successfully implement the CLTS programme.

On economic activities in the area, the MCE mentioned that a one storey building, comprising 20 unit market stores,was constructed together with a number of pavilions for traders.

The municipality for the first time, he added, constructed an ultramodern lorry park located along Yendi-Gushegu road.

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