Wa: The Business Road Forgotten By Wa Municipal Assembly [Photos]

Mr. Issahaku Tahiru Moomin, Wa Municipal Chief Executive (Center)

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated that his government has constructed more roads in the country more than any other in the Fourth Republic.

He described his achievement in that regard as ‘unprecedented’ since he became president.

Path Linking Bamahu from Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University

President Akufo-Addo made the following remarks on Radio Upper West on Monday, August 22  as part of his two-day tour of the Upper West Region.

He announced that there have been 18 road projects completed since 2017 while 110 more road projects are under construction in the Upper West Region.

“We have never seen so much in the roads sector. Let’s put it as far as the 4th Republic is concerned. Roads Minister likes to say, since independence.”

“Government have expanded the road network dramatically. Obviously when you’re starting from zero, when you get to four, it doesn’t look as if you’ve got very far, but from zero to four in itself is a big movement, and when you get to five or six or seven, then you realise that you’re beginning to succeed.”

The president also assured that contractors would be duly paid so that work is not hindered.

“At the end of the day, if they don’t get paid, the development of our road infrastructure stalls. Things are going to work out, they are definitely going to work out.”

Following these comments, President Akufo-Addo declared that the ‘Year of Roads’ which was initiated in 2020 “was not just a slogan. It’s been a reality and a very successful programme”.


Meanwhile a vital road to be located southwards of Wa is left unattended to, the path earmarked by the Lands Commission to be Constructed should extend from Bamahu through to Kpongu to Nakore and Finally to the New Market in Duori has been left unattended to by the Wa Municipal Assembly.

Assembly Member for Kpongu Electoral Area, Hon Kawabdeen Shaibu  called upon the Wa Municipal Assembly to Begin fixing the road if resources are available due to the significance of the path to Traders, Students of both Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University and Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development (SDD-UBIDS) use the road regularly, Residents of Kpongu and Bamahu equally use the path on their daily routine.

Tipper Trucks use the path available to transport sand from Kpongu and neighboring areas to Bamahu and Vice Versa. Hostels in Bamahu have accommodated several students of Dr.  Hilla Limann Technical University who resort to the Path yet to be made a road to school, Business firms such as Lamdi Farms and Iddrisuyat Company located on the Kpongu Stretch struggle with goods and services through the path to Bamahu, a development they called on Assembly to look into.

The Road if burgeoned, will increase the Internally Generated Funds(IGF) of the Assembly due to the number of businesses that will be established on the stretch, more hotels will be Constructed including FastFood Joins and Printing Presses for Student Academic Works.

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

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