The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Sugandh Rajaram, is scheduled to pay an official visit to Yendi on 25th May 2021 as part of his diplomatic overtures to strengthen ties between India and the people of Yendi.
This reciprocal visit follows on the heels of an earlier visit by Mr. Farouk Aliu Mahama, MP for Yendi to the Indian High Commissioner, to discuss issues of mutual concern, particularly the Yendi Water Project and other investment opportunities.
At that meeting on April 12, 2021, at the Indian High Commission in Accra, the High Commissioner, Mr. Rajaram expressed his desire to visit Yendi saying “it will be exciting and great for India to collaborate with the people of Yendi in areas of skills training, information, technology, and medicine,”.
He promised to visit the ancient town as soon as possible to strengthen the relationship.
This planned visit on Tuesday, 25th May, is in fulfillment of his pledge.
As part of his visit, the High Commissioner and the MP shall pay a courtesy call on the Yaa-Naa, and also hold crunch meeting with the MP and other dignitaries, and visit the Yendi Water Project site.
It is instructive to note that the $30 million Yendi Water Project is funded by a facility from the Indian Exim Bank, and it is being executed by WAPCOS, an Indian civil engineering/consultancy firm.