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Repair Destroyed Upper West Roads Urgently, NDF Tells Minister of Roads and Highways

by The Ghana HIT

The Northern Development Forum (NDF) has, through a statement signed by Major (Rtd) Albert Don-Chebe, called on the Minister of Roads and Highways to quickly address the massive destruction of the road infrastructure in the Upper West Region. This comes after a three-day rainfall caused destructive floods that washed away large sections of roads and highways in the region.

“The main highway in the region running north-south from Bole-Wa-Lawra-Nandom-Hamile-Burkina Faso has been destroyed in several places bringing transportation across the region to a standstill.” A section of the statement read.

According to the statement, the quantum of damage done to the already insufficient road infrastructure in the region is heart-breaking. The statement further pointed out that the Wa West and Wa East Districts, two of Ghana’s most infrastructure-deficient districts, were severely affected by the massive destruction of roads, culverts, and bridges.

Reports have it that NDF expected the Upper West Regional Administration, the Northern Ghana Parliamentary Caucus, Civil Society Organisations, and other interested groups to join forces in fixing the unmitigated disaster that had engulfed the region. NDF wants the Ministry of Roads and Highways to move resources to the region as soon as possible to forestall the significant damage to the region’s socio-economic and commercial ecosystems.

The damaged road infrastructure has since Saturday, August 14, 2021, brought the social, economic, and commercial activities in the region to a stop as vehicles transporting goods to Burkina Faso and Mali remain stranded.

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