ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH MMDCEs IN NORTHERN REGION (MMDCEs MEET THE PRESS)

DISTRICT:                                                YENDI MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

CONTITUENCY:                                      YENDI CONTITUENCY

LAND SIZE:                                              1,446.3 SQ KM

POPULATION (PROJECTED):               154,283

RELIGIOUS STATISTICS: =                  CHRISTIANITY – 17.4%

                                                                   ISLAM- 67.2%

                                                                   TRADITIONAL – 13.2%

MAIN OCCUPATION: =                          AGRICULTURE 80%,

WEAVING 7%

SHEA BUTTER EXTRACTION

5%

DATE CREATED:  =                                1988 BY PNDC LAW 207, ACT

462, (LI 1443)

                                                                   (2007 BY L. I 2070 AS A

                                                                   MUNICIPAL)

TABLE 1: YENDI MUNICIPAL COVID – 19 STATISTICS AS AT 17/08/2020

S/NIndicatorNumber
 Total Samples collected236
 Total Positives13
 Total Negatives99
 Results Pending (contacts and suspects)124
 Number of positive cases on treatment0
 Number of patients recovered12
 Number of patients critically ill0
 Number of Deaths1
 Active Cases0

MEASURES TAKEN TO DEAL WITH MARKET DISINFECTION AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  1. The Assembly have arranged with the Municipal Environmental Health Unit and the Zoomlion to carry out half yearly disinfection of the various markets and other open places throughout the Municipality
  2. In this regard, a Municipal-wide disinfection of markets and other public places half yearly have been duely planned and budgeted for in the 2021 Composite plan and budget
  3. Management have equally decongested some of the traders to the new market for proper adherence to the social distancing protocol
  4. The NCCE, Ghana Health Service and the Environmental Health Unit have continued with their sensitization of citizens on the need to wear face masks and social distancing throughout the Municipality 
  5. EDUCATION:
    1. COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  6. Constructed 8 No. 3 Unit classroom blocks with Ancillary Facilities at Yendi Jubilee K.G, Nakpachei Primary School, Faisaliyah JHS-Yendi, T.I Ahamadiyyah Primary School-Yendi, Kamshegu Primary School, Kpanjihi Primary School, RC Block C Primary-Yendi and Sualihiya Primary-Yendi.  (completed – 100%)
  7. Constructed1No. 3-Bedroom Teacher’s Quarters at Sunsong (completed – 100%)
  8. Supplied 132 Metal Dual Desks to Kpanjihi and R/C Primary Schools (completed – 100%)
  9. Supply of 681 No. Dual Desks to Selected Schools in Yendi Municipality. MP Funded (completed – 100%)
  10. Constructed 1No. 6-Unit Classroom Block at Yendi SHS- GNPC Funded (completed – 100%)
  11. 1No. 8 Unit Dormitory Block at Yendi SHS – GETFUND (completed – 100%)
  12. Construction Of 1No. 2 Storey 12 Unit Classroom Block at Yendi SHS – GETFUND (ongoing)
  13. Construction Of 1No. 2 Storey 12 Unit Classroom Block at Dagbon State SHTS – GETFUND (ongoing)
  14. Construction of 3 NO. 3 Unit Classroom block ,4-Seater KVIP and Urinal at Kulpkanga, Gundogu and Gnani (NDA/IPEP support- Ongoing)
  15. Construction of 3 Unit Classroom Block with Furniture at Zakoli (NDA/IPEP support- Ongoing)
  16. Construction of 1No. 3Unit Classroom Block with Furniture at Bunbong JHS-Ongoing
  17. Supply of 300 Pieces Of Dual Furniture For Newly Built Schools – Gnani Gondogu &   Kulkpanga Primary Schools (NDA/IPEP support)-Ongoing
  • PROPOSED / UPCOMING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Construction GES Office Complex (One Constituency One Million Dollar Programme)
    • CHALLENGES:

Inadequate Office Accommodation for Municipal Directorate of Education

  • HEALTH:
    • COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Construction and Furnishing of CHPS Compound at Kpanjamba (completed – 100%)
  • Construction and Furnishing of CHPS Compound at Kulkpanga (completed – 100%)
  • CHPS Compound and Nurses Quarters at Gbungbalga (completed – 100%)
  • Furnished CHPS Compound at Yimahigu and Kamshegu (completed – 100%)
  • Furnished of CHPS Compound at Kpanjamba (completed – 100%)
  • Constructed 1 NO. Semi-Detached Bungalow for The Municipal Health Directorate at Yendi – MP Funded (completed – 100%)
  • Construction of CHPS Compound at Waliyapala (ongoing)

PROPOSED / UPCOMING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:

  • Construction of Gnani Polyclinic (One Constituency One Million Dollar Programme)
  • Upgrade of Yendi Government Hospital (One Constituency One Million Dollar Programme)

CHALLENGES OF THE HEALTH SECTOR IN YENDI

  • Inadequate critical health professionals (Medical Officers, Midwives, Staff Nurses, Physician Assistants)
  • Inadequate CHPS compounds 12/31
  • Inadequate and weak motorbikes for service delivery
  • Deplorable state of some health facilities especially Oseido CHPS compound
  • Inadequate medical equipment for service delivery (Weighing Scales, Delivery Sets, BP Apparatus Etc.)
  • Acute water shortage in health facilities especially during the dry season
  • Inadequate residential accommodation for health staff
  • Inaccessible roads to some communities during the rainy season
  • ENERGY:
    • COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Extension of electricity to Five (5) communities namely Takoroyili, Yashegu, Borido, Sukani and Kpaachiyili (completed – 100%)
  • Provision of Street Lights in Yendi Township and Gbewaa Palace (completed – 100%)
  • CHALLENGES:
  • Low electricity coverage for Local Economic Activities that require electric power
  • SECURITY:
    • COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Rehabilitated 1No. Police Quarters at Yendi (completed – 100%)
  • Rehabilitated and Modernized the   Yendi Circuit Court (completed – 100%)
  • Rehabilitation of Acheampong House (Military Detachment) -(Completed- 100%)
  • PROPOSED / UPCOMING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:

                        Rehabilitate the defunct Aerodrome at Yendi

  • WATER AND SANITATION:
    • COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Drilled   2 No. Boreholes at new lorry Park (completed – 100%)
  • Drilled and Installed 11 No. Mechanized Boreholes at GWCL 1&2, Kalibila, Saasigli, Acheampong House, Wariyapala, kunkong,Zugu,Tibibaya,Malzeri and Nayilifong   (completed – 100%)-  Funding from Assembly
  • Drilled and Installed 15 No. Hand Pump   Boreholes at  Kpatuya, meindougu, Guntingli, sakuni, Linguli, Kpalisanado, Napirdo, Marbedo, Kpanjamba, Nakmoni, Baaduli, Barli, Gundu Wagri, Nasah and Yaarini.  (completed – 100%)-Funding from Assembly
  • Constructed a Mechanized borehole for domestic and irrigation purposes at Zakoli. CCFC support (Completed – 100%)
  • Drilling of 2No.Mechanized Boreholes at Gnani and Malzeri(Ongoing)-Funding from GNPC
  • Drilling of 5No. Handpump Boreholes at Oseido,Gundogu,Nashegu,Yimahigu and Jigim-Ongoing(Funding from Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources)
  • Rehabilitated 4 No. Boreholes and 1 No. installation namely; Nagani, Tusani, Sakpegu and Nalogu (Completed – 100%)
  • Constructed 4 No. Mechanized Boreholes powered by solar at Adibo, Chepondo, Kulikpeniduli and Nabugu MSDI Support (Completed – 100%)
  • Constructed 2 No. Mechanized Boreholes at Nakpachei and Naglogu – Ghana’s Consulate in Dubai (Completed – 100%).
  • Constructed 4 No.  4-Seater KVIP Toilet at Gnani Health Centre, Yemahagu CHPS, Yendi Health Centre and Sunson CHPS (Completed – 100%) – Funding from UNICEF
  • Construction of 4 No. 10-seater Water closet toilets with mechanized boreholes and Solar panels in Sunson, Yendi Senior High School, Dagbon State Senior High Technical School and Yendi Hospital MSDI Support (ongoing)
  • PROPOSED / UPCOMING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • To train Municipal Water and Sanitation Team (MWST) members on water quality test and sitting of a borehole (GoG, IGF)
  • Reactivating and training water and sanitation (WATSAN) committee in beneficiary communities (GoG, IGF)
  • Strengthen of MWST on ICT (GoG, IGF)
  • To collect Data on functionable and non-functionable Boreholes in the Municipality (GoG, IGF)
  • Upgrade of Yendi Water System (GoG)
  • CHALLENGES:
  • Inadequate funding to execute prosed activities

ROADS:

  1. COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  2. Opened and reshaped 3.8km road from Galbang to Sakuni (completed – 100%)
  3. Opened and reshaped 7.4km road from Kpalgigbini to Bogni (completed – 100%)
  4. Opened and reshaped 3.8km road from Zugu to Banchiya   (completed – 100%)
  5. Opened and reshaped 2.5km road from Kuga to Zang (completed – 100%)
  6. Opened and reshaped 8.5km road from Worikpomo to Banchiya (completed – 100%)
  7. Reshaped and Gravel 10.4km Feeder Roads from Zagbang to Kpasani (completed – 100%)
  8. Reshaped and Spot Improvement of 2.7 km Road form Nakpachei to Kpagbilogni (completed – 100%)
  9. Reshaped and Gravel 6.5 Km Feeder Roads from Yendi to Kushegu to Gbambaya and Bini (completed – 100%).
  10. Reshaped and Spot Improvement of 9.7 Km Feeder Road – Kpasanado to Jagando and Nkuuyili (completed – 100%).
  11. Reshaped 6.2km Feeder Road from Gbungbalga to Kpalsongni (completed – 100%)
  12. Surfacing of 10.5 Km Feeder Road from Yendi- Gukpegu and Gbungbaliga (Ongoing)
  13. Surfacing Of 10 Km Feeder Road –from Yendi- Gundogu and Kulkpanga(Ongoing)
  14. Reshaped and Spot Improvement Of 5.5 Km Road from Ngani to Kpanjamba and Demong (completed – 100%)
  15. Opened and Reshaped 3.8 Km Feeder Road from Gbungbaliga to Gambugni No. 1 and 2 (completed – 100%)
  16. Reshaped and Gravel 3.6 Km Road from Zugu to Neibong (completed – 100%)
  17. Reshaped and Gravel of 2.6 Km Feeder Road – Eastern Corridor Camp to Gundogu (completed – 100%)
  18. Opened and Reshaped 2.2 Km Feeder Road from New Lorry Park to Kushegu (completed – 100%)
  19. Reshaping and Gravelling of1.2 Km Road – Yendi Administration Block to Electoral Commission Office (completed – 100%)
  20. Constructed 1 No. Footbridge (25m X 25m) at Gamanzi (completed – 100%)
  21. Constructed 1 No.  (2m X 2m) Box Culvert Bridge Linking Gagbeni to Gamanzi and Panduli (NDA/IPEP support completed – 100%)
  22. Constructed 1 No. (2m X 2m) Box Culvert at Kpasanado  to Jagando Road  (NDA/IPEP support  completed – 100%)
  23.  Constructed 1 No. (2m X 2m) Double Culvert at Waliyapala/Worikpomo  (NDA/IPEP support completed – 100%)
  24. Constructed Steel Bridge at Kuni (completed – 100%)
  25. Routine Road Maintenance works (completed – 100%)
  26. Rehabilitation of Selected Roads in Yendi Municipality (6.8Km) (completed – 100%)
  27. Rehabilitation of Link road at Sikafuo MP link (NDA/IPEP support – Ongoing)
  28. Pothole Patching/grading of Arterial Roads in Yendi (ongoing)
  29. Pothole Patching/grading of Local Roads in Yendi (ongoing)
  • PROPOSED / UPCOMING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Routine Road Maintenance works (Ghana Road Fund, Municipal Assembly)
  • Maintenance of Selected Trunk and Feeder Roads (Tamale – Yendi – Tatale Road) Under the Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP: P151026) Project
  • CHALLENGES:
  • Network Challenges: upgrading works on local roads
  • Staffing Challenge: need for support staff, at least two (2) technical Staff

AGRICULTURE:

  1. COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT

              1V1D

  • Construction of 10No.Dams under 1V1D Flagship Program at Nakpachei, Adibo, Gbungbaliga, Zang, Kpaligigbini, Kanarido, Kushegu, Bunbong, Nagani and Wanbung.-Ongoing

TABLE 2: PLANTING FOR FOOD AND JOBS & PERD 2017 TO 2020

2017
Fertilizer or seed typeQuantity Received (50kg)Quantity sold  (50kg)Beneficiary farmers
Males / Females
NPK6,3596,359746
UREA3,3803,380
YARA LEGUME462462
SEEDQuantity receivedQuantity sold
MAIZE350 (45kg)350 (45kg)506
RICE200 (40kg)200 (40kg)101
SOYA55.8 (45kg)55.8 (45kg)38
Totals1,391
  TABLE 3: 2018 PLANTING SEASON
Beneficiary farmersBeneficiary farmersBeneficiary farmersBeneficiary farmers
Maize700 (45 kg bags) 108
Rice1,847 (40 kg bags) 117
Soya654 (45 kg bags) 154
NPK28,000 (50 kg bag) 5,299
UREA8,000 (50 kg bag) 2115
 Totals7,793
  PFJ 2019                                                    
Fertilizer or seed typeQuantity received by dealers  (25kg)Quantity sold by dealers  (25kg)Beneficiary farmers    
male                   female  
NPK38,84938,8494,974  315    
UREA4,4404440
ORGANIC300300
MAIZE97197180038
RICE1,5401,54089635
SOYBEAN2452454744
TOTALS  7,144392
  TABLE 4
PFJ 2020
Fertilizer or seed typeQuantity received by dealers (kg)Quantity sold by dealers  (kg)  Balance  Beneficiaries
MaizeOPV82,305kg45,045kg37,260978
Hybrid5650kg5,00065089
Rice70,000kg30,00040,000275
Soya45,0003150013,500316
NPK19860 (25kg bags)595813,902993
TOTALS1,658

             TABLE 5:  PERD DATA (CASHEW) 2019

NAME OF DISTRICTNO. OF CUMMUNITIESNO. OF FARMERSNO OF SEEDS RECEIVEDNO OF SEEDLINGS PRODUCEDNO. OF SEEDLINGS DISTRIBUTEDFMTotal
YENDI2422560,00050,00045,0009216225

PERD 2020

  • 2,800 cashew seedlings raised and distributed to farmers.
  • The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Program (GASIP) have drilled three boreholes and mechanization of the three boreholes for irrigation purposes, in three communities thus Kpatia, Kushegu and Kpalgigbini is on-going.

GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • COMPLETED/ ONGOING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Donated 1 No. Pick Up to the Municipal Education Office (Completed – 100%)
  • Procured 2 No. Motor King for the Yendi Abattoir(Completed – 100%)
  • Repair of Broken-Down Heavy-Duty Trucks(Completed – 100%)
  • Rehabilitated Presidential Lodge (Completed – 100%)
  • Rehabilitation of the Administration Block Phase I (completed – 100%)
  • Rehabilitation of the Administration Block Phase II (completed – 100%)
  • Constructed Business Resource Centre (MOTI Support completed – 100%).
  • Rehabilitated 1storey Market Stores at Yendi Phase II (completed – 100%)
  • Constructed 1 No. 10-Unit Lockable Stores at Adibo (completed – 100%)
  • Constructed 1 NO. 3M X 3M Double Culvert at Sankuni (NDA/IPEP support completed – 100%)
  • Constructed 1 NO. 2M X 2M Double Culvert at Pansiya (NDA/IPEP support completed – 100%)
  • Rehabilitation of Link Road at Nabogu (NDA/IPEP support Ongoing)
  • Construction of Youth Resource Centre at Zang (ongoing)
  • Construction of Astro Turf at The Jubilee Park in Yendi(ongoing)
  • PROPOSED / UPCOMING PROJECTS AND SUPPORT:
  • Establishment of a Soya Bean factory under 1D1F (MOTI)

MID-YEAR FISCAL POLICY REVIEW

  1. As at July, 2020 total revenue generated by the Assembly was GH¢4,684,097.70 as against the budgeted figure of GH¢10,423,268.19
  2. In percentage terms was 4,684,097.70/10,423,268.19X100

→ = 44.93%

  1. With the IGF performance in the Municipality as at July, 2020 was 322,119.50/851,000X100

→ = 37.85%

  1. IGF as a proportion to total revenue as at July, 2020 was

322,119.50/4,684,097.70X100

→ = 6.88%

The details are shown in table 8 and 9.

  • The Covid-19 pandemic have actually affected the financial position of the Assembly as our IGF generation has being low as compared with the previous years.

TABLE 6: UPDATE ON REVENUE SOURCES

REVENUEBUDGETEDACTUAL RECEIPTS AS AT JULY, 2020
IGF851,000.00322,119.50
GoG Salaries2,680,427.691,924,619.20
Common Fund3,473,782.50592,495.96
MPs Common Fund300,000.00254,092.00
PWD200,000.00318,178.25
M-SHAP17,300.005,688.25
DPAT Capacity34,615.00
DPAT – Responsive Factor Grant1,040,360.00898,609.91
Agric – GoG47,790.00
Feeder Roads – GoG17,166.00
Urban Roads – GoG38,120.00
Physical Planning – GoG32,674.00
Community Dev’t. & Social Welfare14,092.00
CIDA – Agric – MAG215,941.00368,294.63
UNICEF400,000.00
USAID1,000,000.00
MPS SIP60,000.00
TOTAL10,423,268.194,684,097.70

TABLE 7: EXPENDITURE ITEMS

REVENUEBUDGETEDACTUAL RECEIPTS AS AT JULY, 2020
IGF851,000.00412,458.99
GoG Salaries2,680,427.691,924,619.20
Common Fund3,473,782.50757,078.56
MPs Common Fund300,000.00185,666.50
PWD200,000.00149,496.70
M-SHAP17,300.004,750.00
DPAT Capacity34,615.00
DPAT – Responsive Factor Grant1,040,360.00418,155.25
Agric – GoG47,790.00
Feeder Roads – GoG17,166.00
Urban Roads – GoG38,120.00
Physical Planning – GoG32,674.00
Community Development & Social Welfare14,092.00
CIDA – Agric – MAG215,941.00111,405.00
UNICEF400,000.00
USAID1,000,000.00
MPS SIP60,000.00
TOTAL10,423,268.193,963,630.20

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