Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has hinted that, Cabinet has identified the Tamale to Salaga road in the East Gonja district of the northern region among other major roads across the country to be constructed this year. According to Dr Bawumia work will commence soon on the 119 kilometer road to boost economic activities in the area.
The construction of this road would mean a lot to farmers, traders and commuters who use the road often. This will safe many lives from perishing and end the nightmare of many drivers who always get stranded amidst the high rate of gun point robbery on the road. Series of accidents are recorded on the same road almost every week and sometimes result in some people losing their lives.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed this latest plan by government to the Kpambe Wura Bismark Haruna Dery and his elders in Salaga as part of his Ramadan tour of the northern region. “This road I plied from Tamale to Salaga is a major concern to your good friend, President Nana Akuffo Addo and it is one of the roads government will work on very soon” he added. He also seized the opportunity to call on the Chief to pray for government to enable them deliver their promises.
He said further that, the Akuffo Addo administration in eighteen months has been able to implement some of its campaign pledges. The Vice President mentioned the free Senior High School policy, Teacher and Nurses trainee allowances, Fertilizer subsidy, Electricity subsidy, the Planting for Food and Jobs, the Nation Builders Corp (NABCo) which is expected to employ some 100, 000 unemployed graduates among other programs that, they have implemented so far.
He however opined that, with the continues prayers and support by the Chief who predicated the 53% victory for then candidate Akuffo Addo the country will thrive. He also assured the people that, the perennial water crisis in the area will end soon, considering that, the Managing Director for the Ghanaian Water Company Limited, Dr Clifford Braimah, who heels from the area is putting in significant measures to address the problem.
Meanwhile, the Paramount Chief of the Kpambe traditional area, Kpambe-Wura Bismark Haruna Dery lauded government for implementing its pro poor policies. He said this has come to enhance the living standards of many Ghanaians especially the youth. The Kpambe wura urged government to speed up their plans to develop the Salaga to Tamale road to avoid the persistent accident on the road which sometimes result in deaths.
He lamented the lack of tractor services in the area. He said this affects the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme in the district. He therefore urged government to facilitate the provision of tractors in the district in order to support farmers.
Story by: Mohammed Gadafi, northstarfmonline.com