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Kulungugu Bridge Nightmare

2007-10-08 16:04:21
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Trading activities in the Bawku Municipal Assembly has been affected as a result of the recent torrential rains which flooded the area.

Subsequently, revenue has dwindled due to the inability of traders to travel through the assembly to the neighbouring countries.

Lamenting on the situation to, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Abdul Rahman Gumah attributed the situation to the collapse of the Kulungugu Bridge which links Ghana to Burkina Faso.

He explained that the inland logged countries, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger use the district as transit point for cargo, therefore since the route is not being utilised, the assembly was not getting the usual revenue from trading activities.

He indicated that the assembly traded in live animals and onions.

He stated that although a diversion has been made through Paga, there is a problem with one on the bridges which slows down the movement of transit cargo.

Hon. Gumah indicated that since the floods destroyed many homes in the area, residents have adopted a shift system whereby they sleep in the schools in the night and move out during the day for school children to attend classes.

On the issue of reconstruction, he stated that work will commence after the rains have ceased.

"People have lost their lives and many more have lost their farmlands and homes, this is going to be a bad season", he lamented.

The DCE said that the assembly still needed assistance, adding that the central government has responded well to their plight.

He appealed for food, clothing, and other relief items.

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