The government of Ghana in January 2022 began the construction of the bridge to relieve the suffering of the residents, and also create a path for heavy vehicular movement ‘to and from’ Bawku without passing through the central business district; Bolgatanga.
The contract has been awarded to a Lebanese firm; Hatoum construction limited.
In a recent interview with Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, David Amoah, the DCE for the Bolgatanga East District explained that when the Gambibigo bridge and others are completed, it will ease commute to, from and within the District.
“The bridge [Gambibigo] is far advanced. Another one is also ongoing to link Gambibigo to Booro so that you don’t go round Big Boss. Very soon too, when they approve it, along the river, along a place called Mboke to Dakeo area. If we can get two bridges, which we are working on, linking Yorogo and Yipaala to Dakeo would be easier.”
‘Bolga East is the centre of the region, it is the access to the place that is difficult,” he said.
Additionally, the Bolgatanga East District Assembly expects it would be able to construct more than 15 kilometres of roads within the district by the close of the year. This would ensure that residents are able to commute with relative ease.
Mr. Amoah said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show. With the improved revenue mobilisation strategy, the District Assembly Common Fund along with newer funding sources, the DCE is hopeful that a lot of work would be done by December.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana