Ghana: repair of the bridge on the Kintampo-New Longolo road … Following the publication of the Ghanaian Times


Yabraso – The bridge connecting Kintampo and New Longolo in the Bono East region has been rebuilt, following the publication of the Ghanaian Times on October 30, about its destruction by heavy rains.

Mr. Agyeman Duah expressed his gratitude to the Ghanaian Times for the publication which caught the attention of the Minister of Roads and Highways and other key stakeholders, adding that “you are indeed a big newspaper”.

When the Ghanaian Times visited the place on Friday, it was discovered that the free flow of vehicles carrying goods and services across the new bridge, thereby bringing economic life back to the 46 communities that were cut off as a result of the rains. torrential.

Workers with their construction equipment were also seen busy on site to complete the stretch of road which was also affected by the flooding.

A teacher, Michael Yorke, who uses the road daily to work with his motorbike, said he was full of joy to see the broken bridge fixed, adding that “we hope the road is also made soon to rebound the economy. local and people’s livelihoods. “

A driver, Mr. Fosuhene Addo, said he was very affected by the collapse of the bridge and congratulated the Kintampo North Municipal Assembly for coming to the aid of the population by building a new bridge.

Asanteakwa Electoral Zone Assembly Member Mr. Agyeman Duah said:

“Teachers, farmers, traders and drivers among other users of the section have now breathed a sigh of relief. Peace and stability have been restored in the region,” he said.

Kintampo North Municipality (MCE) General Manager Isaac Baffoe Ameyaw revealed that reconstruction of the bridge had been delayed due to rains, saying the contractor had resumed work on site to repair the bridge.

Mr. Ameyaw congratulated the regional minister of Bono East, Mr. Adu Gyan, and the Ministry of Roads and Highways for their efforts to repair other deplorable roads in the municipality.

It is recalled that on September 30, the Ghanaian Times published the plight of residents after heavy rains destroyed the only bridge connecting at least 46 communities in the region.

Therefore, the chiefs and residents of the region have sent an urgent appeal to the Ministry of Roads and Highways (MRH) and other allied agencies, to repair the broken bridge in order to restore the flow of people and vehicles.

The Krontihene de Mo Traditional Council, Nana Adjei Adinkra II, also revealed that the 27-kilometer road has been in poor condition since 2003, coupled with the leaching of the bridge.

Nana Adjei Adinkra mentioned some of the affected communities like Asantekwa, Basabasa, Nyabia, Wella, Gomboi, New Longolo, Challa, Nkwanta, Ayoya and Mansie among others saying that “the residents are powerless”.

“About 95 percent of teachers in affected communities lived in Kintampo and could not use the road, preventing effective teaching and learning in the area,” the chief told the Ghanaian Times.


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