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Buru-Navio steel bridge’ll be fixed soon – Kassena-Nankana West District

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The District Chief Executive for the Kassena-Nankana West District in the Upper East Region, Gerard Atoagye has assured residents of the Buru-Navio enclave of the government’s commitment to the collapsed steel bridge.

The already deplorable bridge that links about 3 communities succumbed to the weight of an articulated truck carrying rosewood on March 23, 2022.

Mr. Atoagye explained that after the incident occurred, the Assembly quicker created a mini diversion for motorbikes and tricycles. The diversion cannot, however, be used by large vehicles. The situation presents a continued challenge according to the DCE.

To this end, the Assembly has been relentless in getting the right authorities to fix the bridge.

He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.

“It is a very wide and deep river so we only created a diversion just as a temporal measure. When the rains come, in fact, the place would not be motorable”.

“However, we have worked 24/7 because of that. The Regional Minister is not sleeping; I am also not sleeping. The Regional Director of the Feeder Roads Department has been to Accra more than once. The good news is that the Headquarters [of the Feeder Roads Department] has called for the Bill of Quantities for immediate action because when that bridge is not fixed, then we are in trouble,” he said.

Mr. Atoagye added that the road from Paga to Sirigu would also be fixed but immediate attention would be given to the collapsed steel bridge.

It would be recalled that the Paramount Chief of Buru-Navio in the Kassena-Nankana District of the Upper East Region, Navio Pio, Pe Adam Kwarasey Asongojem Parijei Adurigola II is calling on Authorities who matter to go to their aid to fix the collapsed bridge that was broken by a vehicle carrying rosewood believed to have been entering Ghana from Burkina Faso through the Buru-Navio enclave.

Chief Adam Kwarasey II who spoke on Reporter’s Visit on A1 Radio, nothing significant has been done since the collapse of the only bridge that links these communities to help ease traffic,

He stated, “it’s true, nothing has been done to the bridge. Even as I speak to you, the car is still under the bridge, and our concern is that, that is the only main road for the district. You see, the highway to Burkina doesn’t belong to the District. This is the only road and, moreover, if there is a fire outbreak or an ambulance is needed, how can they perform?”

A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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