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Hundreds of youth of Hamile, a border town between Ghana and Burkina Faso in the Lambussie-Karni District of the Upper West Region, have demonstrated to demand the early construction of the Western corridor road to save lives.

This is the first demonstration in the history of the community.

The youth are asking government to as a matter of agency fix all roads including the international road that generates a lot of revenue for Ghana.

Countries including Niger, Mali, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and others, use the road network yet successive governments have failed to construct the road since 1992.

In 2014, the Hamile Border post came second as the best internal revenue generation border in the country.

According to the youth, the deplorable nature of the road is putting many people out of business.

The demonstrators went through the streets of Hamile to the Ghana Burkina Faso Border.

They also went on a five kilometer journey to where a vehicle which was loaded with goods from Tema to Burkina Faso and was involved in an accident, to sympathize with the drivers for over the deplorable nature of the road.

Part of the road has been cut off after a downpour on Monday compelling some community members to direct vehicles for a fee.

Some heavy duty vehicles have to offload their goods into sizable ones to prevent the unforeseen.

This has angered the youth to hit the street saying they will not vote again if the roads are not fixed.

They have also threatened to boycott the District Assembly Elections come September 1, if nothing is done about the situation.

Leader of the group, Musah Fuseini, told TV3 they will gather more people from all over Ghana for another massive demonstration if leaders do not act appropriately and swiftly.

He said so many people in the community have lost their lives because of the poor road network.

Another leader of the group, Mujib Suleiman, added that until the road is fixed they do not want to see any politician in the community and that they will not vote in the District level election on September 1, 2015.

In an interview with the District Chief Executive for Lambussie- Karni, Mr. Bom Kofi Dy-aka, he said although the assembly is part of the Central Government, the road is a highway that is beyond the capacity of the assembly.

He said the sector minister Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, was in the area to ascertain the nature of the road and that efforts are being made to fix it.

He said in the meantime, they are working to fix the potholes that have been created to prevent further accidents.

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Source: GhanaWeb.com

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