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Roads Rehabilitated After Floods

2007-10-09 21:32:45
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Workers of Zoomlion have rehabilitated some major roads in the Builsa District.

They sealed the deep potholes with bags of sand to check erosion on the roads. The rehabilitation was necessitated by the recent floods in the region that destroyed a number of roads.

Torrential rains in the latter part of August, coupled with the spillage of water from a dam along the White and Black Volta in Burkina Faso resulted in the flooding that killed six people and displaced many others in the Builsa District.

Several acres of farmlands in the area, considered to be one of the food baskets of Ghana, were submerged in the flood waters. Some bridges in the area also collapsed, rendering most roads impassable.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic,the Upper East Regional Operational Supervisor of Zoomlion, MrJ.B. Danquah, said the exercise was part of the company’s social responsibility.

"It is our expectation that by tilling the eroded portions of the road with bags of sand, the roads would be made motorable," he said.

According to Mr Danquah, apart from Sandema, the Garu-Tempane District was also being catered for under the programme.

He disclosed that the company had also embarked on a special exercise to rid the region in general, particular, of filth.

Mr Danquah said the first phase of the exercise involved the clearing of weeds and general beautification of the residency at Bolgatanga, with the planting of many avenue trees to improve the environment.

He gave the assurance that the exercise would be extended to other parts of the region.

Daily Graphic

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