Kumbungu: Hundreds of residents protest over deplorable roads

Angry residents of Dalun in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region have issued a three weeks ultimatum for contraction works to begin on the 10 Kilometer Botanga-Dalun-Nawuni road.

The aggrieved residents who hit the streets on Monday, November 22, 2021 to register their displeasure over the deplorable nature of the road say the contractor has failed to execute the project ever since it awarded in 2016.

According to them, the bad state of the is affecting soci-economic activities in the area.

GBC News’ Murtala Issah reported that, Chairman of the Dalun Youth Association, Mahama Safianu in his media address threatened the youth will block access to the road if the contractor doesn’t return to site in three weeks.

Mahama said “The dust emanating from the excessive use of the road by tipper tucks and other vehicles is the cause of air pollution that
leaves many people ill with respiratory diseases”.

However, the residents have also petitioned President Akuffo-Addo to intervene through the Kumbungu District Assembly.

Dalun and Nawuni are home to the treatment plant and water intake source for the Ghana Water Company Ltd, which supplies water to the Tamale Metropolis and Sagnerigu Municipality.

The community is also noted for the production of vegetables especially in the dry season.

Source: tamaleonline.net | with additional information from gbcghanaonline.com

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