Doli Bridge

The Doli-Bole Bridge Collapsed Today 17th of September 2023 after a heavy downpour of rain was Recorded for over 5 hours.

Several Passengers, Riders and Drivers from Bole, Sawla, Kumasi, Accra, Wa and other Areas were left stranded at Doli After the Bridge was washed away, several foods worth millions of Ghana Cedis will also be left to waste away if Swift action isn’t taken to address the unfortunate development.

These are the negative impacts of the road disaster to Upper West Region.

Firstly, Huge Lorry Fares, Lots of Travellers from Wa to Accra, Kumasi, Techiman, Sunyani, Wenchi, Cape Coast will have to pay huge bus fares and sit for long hours to travel from Wa to those Area, people who used to travel for 5 hours from Wa To Techiman will have to travel for about 8 hours to get to Techiman and Up to 11 hours to get to Kumasi. This means Drivers will be charging higher lorry fares.

Secondly, Hikes in Prices of Goods, prices of Goods Including building materials are likely to shoot up if the road isn’t fixed, this is because drivers will have to burn more fuel from Techiman through Damongo to Wa, which is over 600kilomters compared to 324kilometers from Wa to Techiman through Bole.

Thirdly, Investments, lots of people planning on traveling to some parts of Savannah Region and Upper West Region on Holiday Tours, for NGO Projects and due to unaccessible road, they may resort to other areas.

Fourthly, Limited Inter Regional Trade.
Lots of People from Bole, Bamboi, Tinga, Banda Nkwanta travel to Upper West Region to trade and this development is going to limit the trade business between those group of people and people in Upper West Region.

Lastly, Farms, Several farms in the area are likely going to be affected by the floods and this can result in losses to farmers and increase in food prices within the area.

Meanwhile the Kaleo-Wa Road was also affected by similar developments few days ago.

Source: Upper West Media App

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