Some residents of Bagliga in the Tamale South constituency have bemoaned the poor nature of the only road leading to the community.
Bagliga, is a farming community within the Tamale Metropolitan area.
According to the frustrated residents, they are unable to transport sick people especially pregnant women to the nearest health facility during emergencies.
The residents who spoke to Diamond news said they’re also unable to transport their farm produce to the market and to access other social services from Tamale due to the bad nature of the road.
They alleged that the road was awarded on contract during the administration of the previous NDC government, but construction works came to a halt after the NPP took power in Journey 2017.
They threatened to advise themselves come December 7th if the only road leading to the community is not fixed.
The residents also lamented about the lack of access to potable drinking water in the community.
They narrated that women and children spend so much time in search of water for domestic and other purposes especially during the dry season.
“We fetch water from the wells, but during the dry season many of the wells become dry and the only place we can get water is the dam and that is also where our animals drink from” a resident Yahaya narrated to the Diamond news team.
The residents indicated that several appeals to the Member of Parliament for the area Haruna Iddrisu and the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to provide portable water to the community went unattended to.
Story By: Edward A. Ken-zorre