The Tamale Technical University branch of the Dagbon Student’s Association has visited the site allocated for the construction of homes for some affected households around the Gbewaa palace in Yendi and other important avenues.
As part of the Association courtesy call on the king of Dagbon and some eminent chiefs over the weekends, the leadership led its members to the construction site to offer support and monitor the progress of work.
Other places visited included the Kuga-Naa palace, Mion and subsequently attended Dagbon State Senior High School DASA handing over ceremony.
The chiefs, executives and membership of the Association joined workers at the site to carry movable items, mix concrete and mortar in demonstration of their outright support to Ndan Yaa-Naa’s vision.
Receiving the DASA entourage, Alhaji Alhassan who’s one of the supervisors at the site mentioned that seventeen homes are under construction for the affected persons, with some yet to commence.
According to him, the project has become necessary to pave way for the redevelopment of the Gbewaa palace.
He noted that the project need the support and urgent attention of the public to fast-track its completion.
He stated that the king of Dagbon, Ndan Ya-Naa Abukari II is determine to see the aged palace redevelop, hence he has given his all out to the project.
DASA chief of the University, Naa Nurudeen Ibrahim commended the contractors on site and the entire work force for their selfless and patriotism to the Dagbon kingdom.
“We thank you all for coming together to make the dream of King and his advisors come through, it’s not easy working for free though. We’re here on behalf of our management back at school that’s the Tamale Technical University and the Tamale Technical Institute to support you physically and with the little that we have, when we were coming the school management said we should pray for the King and all of you. Actually the progress of the project has beaten our margination, we never thought it go this far, may the good lord protect you to complete the project”.
Chief Nurudeen added his voice in appealing to sons and daughters of Dagbon to support the ongoing project and redevelopment of the Gbewaa Palace.
At their respective palaces, the eminent chiefs lauded and prayed for the success of the maiden DASA Excellence Awards/Miss DASA.
Meanwhile, the Dagbon Development Committee has indicated that the redevelopment of the Gbewaa palace project is earmark to affect about 115 houses within the Gbewaa palace.
The redevelopment of the Gbewaa palace would include security post, a cultural center museum, a storey building structured hall, apartments for the king’s wives, educational facility, recreational center, worshipping center, conference hall, guest rooms and a football park.
The redevelopment of the palace is expected to cost Dagbon more than 20 Million Ghana cedis.