Madam Vida Diorotey, the Wa West District Chief Executive (DCE), over the weekend, has paid visits to some roads in the district that were affected by a heavy downpour about a week ago to ascertain the level of damage and impact on the affected communities.
She visited the Dorimon-Dabo and Dorimon-Buka roads among others assess the level damage caused and assured the people of the commitment of government to fixing those roads.
“I visited the communities with the Department of Feeder Roads to assess some roads that were affected by the last heavy downpour that caused some of the bridges to cut-off by the floods,” she said.
Social media videos and pictures showed the Dorimon-Dabo road being cut-off by flood after a heavy downpour making students in the area who attend school at the Dorimon basic school and other users of that road stranded.
The DCE acknowledged the challenges the people were facing due to the bad state of the roads and said she was lobbying with the appropriate quarters to get the roads fixed to help reduce their plight and to help improve socio-economic activities in those areas
She encouraged the community members to resort to a self-help initiative in reducing their challenges, assuring that she would do everything possible to help the people out of the predicaments.
Meanwhile, the government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Roads and Highways, cut sod for the rehabilitation of 670 km of access roads linking food production areas to market centres across eight Municipalities and Districts in the Upper West Region.
Some roads in the Wa West District were earmarked to be constructed under the 35 million Euros road rehabilitation project which is a component of the grand 145 million Euros European Union – Ghana Agricultural Programme (EU-GAP).
The project was expected to be executed within the first 24 months of sod cutting, but after over a year of the sod cutting ceremony (May 2021), works on the selected roads are yet to commece.
Source: Info Radio