There is a sigh of relief for residents of Yendi as work on River Dakar has commenced as part of efforts to end the perennial water crises in the area.
Engineers of the Eastern Construction teamed with Tripper Drivers Union of Yendi to dredge the River to enable water supply.
This forms part of efforts by the Gbewaa Palace to end the perennial water crisis in the traditional capital of Dagbon and its environs.
The acute water shortage has affected the daily lives of residents and business activities in the area.
The King of Dagbon Yaa-Naa Abukari II on Friday, 16th April visited the area to supervise the commencement of work by the contractor.
The engineers assured the King and elders dredging of the river is expected to last for two weeks to enable the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) process portable water supply to residents.
An elated Yaa-Naa commended the engineers and tripper drivers union for their swift intervention.
However, Yaa-Naa Abukari II instructed for the formation of a committee to ensure the banks of the river is protected against any human activities.