By Abebe Dawuni, GNA
Yendi (NR) Oct. 26, GNA –The Yendi Municipal
Assembly in the Northern Region has approved its 2019 composite budget for 2019
The executive committee of the assembly
approved the budget at executive committee meeting in Yendi where all the 43
assembly members made up of 30 and 13 Government appointees of the Assembly
approved the budget.
The Internally Generated Fund (IGF) is
expected to generate GH¢980,000.00, for compensation for casual workers of the
assembly expected to receive a total of GH¢4,500.00, per month over 12 months
In his sessional address, Alhaji Hammed Abubakari
Yussuf, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive
called on the Service Commanders to find ways of curbing the armed
robbery cases that were on the ascendency in the Municipality.
Alhaji Hammed thanked the Security Agencies
for their pro-activities in tackling issues that would have jeopardised the
peace they were currently enjoying.
He announced that the construction of 1 No 3
unit classroom block and rehabilitation of 1 No 4 seater KVIP toilet at
Faisalia Junior High School, opening and reshaping of 3.83km from Galbang to
Sankuni road, construction of 1 No. 3 unit classroom block and construction of
1 No 4 seater KVIP at Yendi Jubilee KG all under DDF had been completed.
He said in all, 16 projects were completed
under DDF and under Planting for Food and Jobs a total of 2,222 farmers were
registered under maize, rice and soya beans.
He said 2064 were males and 158 females, and
seeds and fertilizer coupons were distributed to farmers and indicated that 525
graduates were posted for the seven modules under the Nation Builders Corps
He said over 800 gained employment at Forest
Commission and announced that the MP for Yendi Constituency Alhaji Mohammed
Habib Tijani had also donated 2018 model Mahindra Bolero pick-up to the Yendi
Ghana Education Service, to help the officers in their monitoring.
He said he had also constructed semi-detached
bungalows for the Yendi Municipal Hospital doctors in Yendi.
Mr. Abu Zolge the Presiding Member of the
Assembly said the finances of the Assembly was bad and the earlier they found
solutions to it the better.
He urged the Assembly members to be serious in
revenue generation in the Municipality and reminded them that there were a lot
of revenue areas that needed to be tapped and leakages blocked.
He said the sanitation of the Municipality had
improved and all were due to the hardworking workers of the Zoomlion Company
Limited in the Municipality