The Municipal Assembly is working hard to improve the quality and reach of the road network, which still proves vulnerable to flooding during some rainy seasons. Several roads have been identified for rehabilitation and spot improvement by the Department of Feeder roads under the British Department for International Development; and work is currently in progress.
Roads within Yendi township are also under construction. Yendi township, in addition to Gbungbalga, Adibo, Nakpachei and Sakpegu are connected to the national electricity grid. There are digital telecommunication facilties at Yendi, the Municipal capital. The Municipal Assembly, Ghana Education Service, security agencies and the Accountant Generals’ Department also have departmental radio systems.
About 31% of the populace currently enjoy potable water supply and the Municipal Assembly is aiming to raise this to about 80% by the year 2009. Currently, there are 203 boreholes, 1,030 public stand-pipe water supply sorces, 14 hand-dug wells fitted with pumps, 52 unprotected wells and 40 dams in the district. Education is a major priority sector of the Yendi Municipal Assembly.
There are 24 Pre-schools, 93 Primary Schools and 16 Junior Secondary Schools. There are also four private Nurseries and two Vocational Institutions. Enrolment is improving with the years but the teacher situation in the basic schools’ needs to be improved upon, since there are more untrained teachers than trained ones.
Also, the rate of pupil enrolenmt is low, compared to the number of children in the Municipality. However, the Municipal Assembly, in addressing the issue of infrastructural development and management, has put in place, incentive packages for teachers in order to attract and retain them and has also instituted sponsorship programmes to assist needy students, especially girls.
With collaboration from Non-Governmental Organisations, the learning and teaching environment in the schools is becoming more attractive to teachers, parents as well as the children themselves. There is one hospital, the Yendi Government Hospital, which is now undergoing refurbishment and expansion. There are health centres at Adibo, Sang, Gnani and Jimle. The Yendi township also has a Leprosarium and a Mother-Child Health Centre
The infrastructure development of the Municipal is quite minimal. The Yendi Township as a major urban settlement saps the energy of the other settlements. Consequently most of the infrastructures are skewed towards Yendi to the disadvantage of other settlements.
The Municipal is endowed with a total of three hundred and eighty-six kilometres (386km) road network. The Municipal road network consists of fifty-seven kilometres (57km) major roads (first class roads) one hundred and forty-six kilometres (146km) secondary roads and one hundred and eighty-three kilometres (183km) feeder roads (second-class roads).
The Yendi Township in addition to Gbungbaliga, Adibo, Sang, Sambu, Ngani and Tusani has been connected to the National Electricity Grid.
Water supply in the Yendi Township is from the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) plant. Three hundred and fifteen (315) boreholes have installed in one hundred and sixty-four (164) communities. There are plans by NGOs, NORPREP, CBRDP, UNICEF and the Church of Christ to provide more water points. NORWASP is to provide spare parts for rehabilitation of broken down boreholes.
Post and Telecommunications
The Municipal has a post office located at Yendi. The Municipal is connected to the digital telephone system but bedevilled with frequent cuts in the lines.
The Municipal has the following educational facilities, thirty-four (34) Early Childhood Centres, one hundred and seven (107) Primary Schools, twenty-three (23) Junior Secondary Schools, two (2) Senior Secondary Schools and one (1) Vocational School.
The Municipal has twelve (12) markets located at Yendi, Bunbonayili, Sang, Kpabia, Gnani, Nakpachei, Adibo, Sambu, Sakpe, Gbungbaliga, Nadundo and Jimle.
Date Created : 11/27/2017 5:00:07 AM