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Election 2020; Kpene residents vow to chase out politicians over deplorable poor roads

A cross-section of residents at Kpene within the Sagnarigu Municipality have threatened to boycott the December general elections if the only major road leading to the community is not fixed.

The residents claimed due to the bad nature of the road, they are unable to access healthcare and visit the market to sell their farm produce at the Municipal capital, Sagnarigu.

They lamented that whiles the Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly is seated on their land; the Assembly had made no efforts in getting the road fixed.

Narrating their ordeal to Diamond news, the residents said they have made several appeals to successive governments to rehabilitate the deplorable road network, but these appeals have not yielded any positive results.

A section of the bad road at Kpene

The residents said several promises from political leaders to fix the road have not been fulfilled and they have therefore taken a decision to chase out any politician who will bring their campaigns to the community.

Chief of the community Naa Alhassan Mahamudu alleged that the previous NDC government awarded the road on contract, however upon assumption of office, the NPP government terminated the contract and later re-awarded it to the Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP and all efforts to reach out to him to come to site had yielded no results.

Another section of the bad road at Kpene

He added that “as for the Member of Parliament (MP) and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), we have discussed it with them several times but we have not seen anything”.

Naa Alhassan Mahamudu also indicated that “we are lucky that Coronavirus has come if not, it would have been a disaster for us because most of our children would have been unable to go to school because anytime it rains the community is cut-off”.

Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre

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