Participants unhappy with UWR state of roads

By Bajin D. Pobia, GNA

Wa, Aug. 15, GNA –
The issues of poor roads across the entire Upper West Region came up strongly
as the main disagreement between participants and government officials at the
Upper West Regional edition of “Government for the peoples’ forum” held in Wa.

Many participants
expressed disappointment at government’s attitude and performance towards the
construction and tarring of major roads in the region.

The participants,
who included traditional rulers, government workers, security agencies,
political leaders, drivers, described the deplorable nature of roads as “death
traps”.

Many of the
participants expressed their concerns on how the poor road conditions has
affected business activities in the region and appealed to government to give
due consideration to rehabilitating roads in the area.

Mr Adjei Mensah,
Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, said at the forum that Hain –Tumu,
Fian-Wahabu-Wellembelle, Tumu-Welembelle, Tumu-Gwollu, Lawra-Nandom-Hamile,
Jirapa-Hamile, Jirapa- Domwine- Lawra, Wa-Dorimon, and Wa-Wechiau roads among
others, have been awarded on contract either for tarring, upgrading and
maintenance works to be carried out on them.

The participants,
however, said no contractor has been found on site to implement the projects.

Some participants also
expressed disappointment about the selective way the contracts were being
awarded leaving out the Wa East District, a major food producing area.

The traditional
rulers said they have also made several appeals to the government to consider
making the Wa Campus of the UDS a fully-fledged university but has heard no
favourable response from government.

GNA

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