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Chief appeals for Yendi to be made regional capital

Tatale (N/R), Aug. 22, GNA – Obore Gariba
Yankosor II, the Paramount Chief of Tatale Traditional Area in the Northern
Region, has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to consider
making Yendi one of the six new regions to be created.

The Region could be named North East Region
with Yendi as the regional capital, he said.

Obore Yankosor made the appeal during a
meeting with the chiefs and people at his Palace at Tatale in the
Tatale/Sanguli District.

He indicated that Zabzugu, Tatale/Sanguli,
Saboba, Chereponi, Mion, Gusheigu, Karaga, Nanumba North and South, and Kpandai
districts could fall under Yendi Municipal to make Yendi the Regional Capital.

Obore Yankosor said all the districts
mentioned were under the Yendi Local Council in the 1960s until they were
created as new districts adding that they would enhance the development of the
area if Yendi was made a regional capital.        

He said the people in the districts and Yendi
Municipality were predominantly farmers who produced large quantities of food
and cash crops including yam, cashew and sheanuts.

He said there were also large quantities of
iron-ore deposits at Sheini in the Tatale/Sanguli District, which spread to
Zabzugu District, generating revenue for the country.

The Paramount Chief indicated that Yendi
Municipality had a Referral Hospital, Divisional Police Station, Circuit Court,
Military Detachment, Ghana Fire Service Station, Ghana Prison Service, Ghana
Water Company Limited, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and its Customs Division,
and Ghana Immigration Service.

He said apart from having all the
decentralised departments, it also had an Air-Strip among other things.

The 2010 Population and Housing Census gave
the population of Yendi Municipality as 223,252, Chereponi District 53,394,
Gusheigu 111,259, Saboba 65,706, Mion 81,812, Tatale/Sanguli 60,039, Zabzugu
63,815, Nanumba North 141,554, Nanumba South 94,464, and Kpandai 108,816, the
Chief said, adding that the large population could contribute to making Yendi a
regional capital.

He commended President Akufo-Addo for
accepting to create the six new regions, with one to come from Northern Region.

GNA

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