The Wa West District Assembly (WWDA) in the Upper West Region has constructed the 15-Kilometer Nyoli-Mechaw road which hitherto has been a bane to economic activities for the people living along the way.
The construction of the feeder road, which is about 90 per cent complete as quoted by road site engineers, have brought a deep sigh of relief to Chaksia, Ayor kuraa and Yibokuraa communities along the stretch as it would boost social and economic activities.
Upper West Regional Minister Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan last Monday paid a working visit to the site to apprise himself with progress of work.
He charged the construction company to expedite work on the road, which he rated as one of the most important paths in Wa West District, as it would ease transportation challenges facing communities there.
He said it would alleviate difficulties previously affecting farmers travelling from Mechchaw to Nyoli with their farm produce, adding: “The road will significantly improve the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) programme”.
It would also pave way for easy monitoring of ongoing projects and assess impacts of government policies in the communities.
“It is going to motivate farmers to cultivate more to improve our Planting for Food and Jobs initiative,” Alhaji Alhassan said and added: “Because farm produce will not go bad, now that farmers will have easy access to the market centres”.
He challenged Assemblies in the Region to construct similar roads leading to farming communities and market centres before the first term of the ruling government ended.
Mr Edward Laabiir Sabo, the District Chief Executive (DCE), later told Journalists that the road would solve plethora of social and economic problems.
The road, said to be the shortest to the District capital, Wechau, was pivotal to the neighbouring communities noted for booming business activities.
Mr Laabiir said farmers used to find it very difficult to transport farm products to market centres when the road was deplorable, but now that will be a thing of the past.
“The road is about 90 per cent work done and now left with about five culverts that we are yet to fix and to make the road fully complete,” he added.

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