President John Dramani Mahama at the weekend announced a road package to open up a number of communities in the Northern Region.
President Mahama, who was addressing the chiefs and people of Saboba during their annual Konkomba Youth Association Congress, mentioned Yendi-Saboba-Chereponi, Yendi-Zabzugu-Tatale and Salaga -Makango roads as some of the major roads slated for tarring.
The Kokomba Youth Association congress is held annually to bring home citizens of the area resident in other parts of the country and beyond.
The event gives the people the opportunity to draw developmental strategies for the area, and also strategise to complement the efforts of government and other development partners.
President Mahama said roads are pivotal in all aspects of development, hence his ambition to complete the Eastern corridor road that was initiated by the late President John Evans Atta Mills.
He said government had also earmarked the re -shaping and tarring of the Bimbilla -Salaga, Gambaga-Nakpanduri roads and the re-sealing of portions of the Yendi-Tamale road that have deteriorated.
In the Saboba District development projects, President Mahama promised to complete small town water project for the Saboba township, and provide seven school classroom blocks to a number of schools under the Ghana Education Trust fund.
He said a number of communities in the district are also earmarked for the connection of electricity, while funds are being sought for works on health and other social projects.
He commended the people for maintaining peace over the years, which has enabled the government to effectively execute on-going projects.
Uchabobor Michael Binalibein Kambonja, Paramount Chief of the Konkomba traditional area commended President Mahama for appointing Mr Moses Mabengba as Ambassador and appealed to him to increase the quota of Konkombas in his government.
He also appealed to government to establish a nurses or teacher training college in the district to serve the people of the area.
On health, the Paramount chief called for the upgrading of the Assemblies of God Health facility in Saboba to cater for the health needs of the people.