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Residents of Navio to demonstrate over broken bridge soon

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Residents of Buru-Navio in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region are preparing to demonstrate over what they call the government’s apathetic attitude towards their plight.

It would be recalled that the said bridge caved in on March 24, 2022 as a heavy haulage truck attempted to drive through.

The collapsed bridge has since brought untold hardships on citizens in the area relating to mobility challenges, carting of goods in and out of the area, and also, cutting off other connecting communities as well as public servants and businessmen and women who ply their trade along that route. This same route also connects up with parts of neighbouring Burkina Faso.

The Assemblyman for the Navio-Electoral area, Roland Apugido, speaking to Mark Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show today, July 4, 2023 explained that the broken bridge has caused a lot of inconvenience for communities around the area. 

“With these few rains, it is very difficult to cross to the other side of the bridge. People who are yet to sow their crops across the bridge. They cannot have access to the farmlands. Just last week, they started to give malaria drugs to children under 5. My community that is at the otherside of the river is still yet to take their share. We cannot also cross to the nearby markets to do our businesses,” he said. 

The Assemblyman, also frustrated about the entire issue, explained that they had exhausted all means to carry their concerns across. 

“There are no concrete plans for the bridge to be reconstructed. Even though the Upper East Regional Minister is not happy we want to demonstrate, he doesn’t have any concrete answers to give to us, we are preparing to let the whole world know what is happening to us. We would demonstrate in the coming days,” he said. 

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

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