Residents of Nyeko, a farming community in the Nantong constituency of the Northern Region, have called on the government through the Nantong District Assembly to help fix the road networks in the area.
According to them, the deplorable nature of the roads were impeding socio-economic activities in the area. They say commercial vehicles hardly come to their community thereby compelling them to walk longer distances.
“This can forced us to boycott the next general elections in the country”, they threaten.
The residents told Diamondfmonline.com during a visit to Nyeko, that several complains made to the management of the Nantong District Assembly regarding the deplorable roads in the area had all fallen on deaf ears.
Some of the community members who spoke to Diamondfmonline.com said Nyeko is always cut off whenever it rained heavily. They indicated that due to the bad nature of the roads, it was difficult to rush sick people to the hospital on time during emergencies. “Nyeko to Zoggu is just Two kilometers drive but because of the bad nature of the road we use several hours before reaching the Health Centre”, they said.
“The situation is so bad that it has become a painful experience for both pregnant women and other patients to travel on the roads to access health,” a resident complained, adding that “because of the poor nature of our road commuters most especially motor riders always refused to help we the women on the road”.
“And we pay taxes to Nantong District Assembly every market day but our road has been left out without any serious maintenance”.
The residents while sharing their frustration also said despite several complains and promises by the various politicians, the road remained unattended to. They are however calling on the government to fix the road to ease the burden of the people in the area.
Meanwhile the Nantong District Chief Executive (DCE) Abdallah Mutala, in an interview on Diamond FM Siasa Saha a political talk show however, said his outfit is working closely with the Member of Parliament of the area to fix the road. “The road was awarded for construction and very soon the contractor will move to site by March this year”, he assured.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghan