The Kpene community in the Sagnarigu Municipality has expressed worry over the deplorable nature of roads linking their community to other parts of the municipality.
According to the residents of Kpene, including women traders, the bad nature of road was impeding socio-economic activities in the area. They say commercial vehicles hardly come to their community thereby compelling them to walk longer distances.
They lamented that four tipper trucks had had accidents on the road as a result of poor road network in the Kpene community.
The residents told Diamond News during a visit to Kpene, that several complains made to the management of the Sagnarigu Municipality Assembly regarding the deplorable roads in the area had all fallen on deaf ears.
Some of the community members who speak to Diamond News said Kpene is always cut off whenever it rained heavily.
“The situation is so bad that it has become a painful experience for both pregnant women and other patient to travel the roads to access health,” a resident complained, adding that “because of the poor nature of our road, no vehicle plies our route and even the yellow yellow cabs sometimes refuse to trek here. It is very difficult to send our goods to market and it is necessary for the MCE, HON. Mariam Iddrisu to take urgent actions on our behalf.”
Commenting on the issue, the Assembly woman of the area, Madam ISSAH ZELIA, told Diamond News that she had been pressurizing the current MCE, to fix the road and thereby want the community to exercises patient while steps were taken to address their concern.
“The road network is really bad and is nothing to write home about. The people find it inaccessible and pregnant women sometimes lose their pregnancies due to the deplorable nature of the road. I am working closely with the chief executive to fix the road,’’ the assembly of KPENE Madam ISSAH ZILIA assured.