The Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency, Mr. Anthony Sumah has issued a statement regarding the recent rainfall that has washed away some major roads in his constituency.
“AFTERMATH OF TORRENTIAL RAINS IN THE UPPER WEST REGION
Hours of torrential rains in the early hours of Thursday, 12th August, 2021 in the Nadowli/Kaleo District and some parts of the Upper West Region has resulted in severe flooding in the District and its surroundings.
Whilst the exact extend of damage by the flood waters is being assessed, commuters are to note that the following roads leading to Nadowli are unmotorable due to damages to key Bridges below:
1. Wa – Nadowli Road due to collapse of the Kululu bridge at Goriyiri.
2. Nadowli-Babile Road due to the collapse of the Bridge at Yiziri Bakpeng.
There was initially a hold up earlier in the day at some point between Dapopari and Baazu, due to overflow of a Bridge on the Nadowli – Jirapa Road but that stretch is currently motorable. Commuters are to tread cautiously however, as the flood waters have caused some damages to the edges of the Road at that point.
I have forthwith communicated with the Ghana Highways Authority and indications are that immediate steps would be taken to ensure that vehicular traffic through the District Resumes on the stretches above as soon as possible.
Numerous feeder roads within the District have also been cut off, significantly affecting movement between communities in the District.
I am in constant talks with the relevant Authorities to find a way forward. In the meantime, those living in low lying areas are to stay alert and/or move to higher grounds.