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Savannah Region: Wa-Techiman highway destroyed by heavy rains

The heavy rains washed away a bridge at Doli, a community between Sawla and Bole in the Savannah Region

The heavy rain that occurred on Sunday (17 September) in the northern parts of Ghana has washed away a bridge at Doli, making the major link road inaccessible.

Passengers coming from the Upper West Region and neighbouring Burkina Faso to the southern part of the country are compelled to use an alternative route through Damongo to the main Tamale-Kumasi highway to reach their destinations.

The minister for the Savannah Region, Saeed Muhazu Jibril, said in an interview with Asaase News that he had spoken with the ministry of roads and highways and that preparations for implementing temporary measures to permit vehicular movement are well underway.

“We have spoken as a team, and tomorrow officially, we are going with the engineers to assess the extent of damage and to get a contractor immediately on site to make sure that we put the road into good shape so passengers can ply the road again,” Jibril said.

Sulemana Yusif, the MP for Bole, called on stakeholders to treat the matter as an emergency.

He appealed to residents to stay calm while authorities fix the road and also avoid using unapproved routes to save money.

Yusif said the road also links most of the markets to Bole and Tamale, as well as the Upper West and East regions.

 

Reporting by Tahiru Abdul-Washiru in the Savannah Region

 

 

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