By Albert Futukpor, GNA
Tamale, Aug. 18,
GNA – Youth of Gbullung and its
surrounding communities with support of their chiefs and elders in the Kumbungu
District have given government a month’s notice (August 17, to September 17) to
fix the bad roads in the area.
The youth, chiefs
and elders gave the ultimatum in a petition signed by Mr Seidu Safianu
Zanchata, and Mohammed Yussif Zanjina, Secretary and Public Relations Officer
respectively of Youth of Gbullung, and presented to officials of the Kumbungu
District at Kumbungu.
The youth, chiefs
and elders of Gbullung and its surrounding communities came out in their
numbers carrying placards with various inscriptions reading “No Road, No Vote”
as they embarked on a demonstration to the Kumbungu District to present the
Zanchata, who read the petition, said “we the youth of Gbullung and its
environs on our behalf and on behalf of the chiefs and residents of the area,
wish to petition the President John Dramani Mahama to as a matter of urgency
construct the three major roads linking Gbullung to Kumbungu, Tolon and
He said “we will
not also tolerate any political campaign activities in the area if we do not
see any action on our roads by September 17”.
Mr Zanchata said
“the residents of the over thirty-communities, who are using these roads for
various purposes, go through hell especially in the rainy season as all
business and social activities come to a halt due to the deplorable nature of
He said “the three
main roads, Gbullung-Kumbungu, Gbullung-Nyankpala, Gbullung-Tolon, which are
about six miles each, are our main headache; the nature of the roads is causing
social disharmony by disconnecting families and distracting economic
activities, making us poorer and poorer”.
He said “Government
workers like teachers, nurses, among others refuse postings to the area and the
few that accept postings also have challenges of movement within the area”.
Mr Safianu Zanchata
said “we trust the President is a listening brother and father and will act on
our request with the urgency that it deserves”.
Mr Abdulai Issifu,
Kumbungu District Coordinating Director, who received the petition, assured
that it would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.