Emergency work on the Busunu–Daboya stretch is progressing steadily with the Logistics Support Construction firm targeting to complete it in less than 24 hours for commuters and other road users.
This is after the only route from the capital of the North Gonja District to other towns like Tamale, Buipe and Kumasi was cut off, after a downpour on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Residents of Daboya/Mankaragu and its environs spent several days without accessing other towns and communities after Saturday’s downpour that affected several communities in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankaragu, Alhaji Asei Seini, addressing the media after monitoring the temporary work on the road said, his outfit through the Ministry of Roads and Highways, ordered Logistics Support Construction firm who worked on the stretch to move back to the site and repair the damaged portion of the road.
“As a leader, you look for solutions, you just don’t come and stand and lament, and this is just a temporary solution, we just want to make sure the commuters can cross,” he said.
The Daboya NPP lawmaker said the road should be redesigned after the rain to curb the reoccurring problem of being cut off in the area.
“After this, we have to go back and redesign the whole road, because I have the feeling that, if the contractor had done a needful work, I don’t think what happened could have happened. And so this is a lesson for us and a proper lesson for engineers and the contractors, he stated.
On his part, the acting District Chief Executive for North Gonja District, Elias Red Bawa commended the MP for his swift response to the disaster, he said “this year’s flood situation is terrifying, we have been witnessing flood in this area, but we have never witnessed this type of flood.
The North Gonja District acing DCE, in his interaction also said the cutting of the Busunu – Daboya road clearly shows that the engineering wasn’t done properly on the stretch, therefore it should be redesigned most especially that portion of the road.