Floods cover Zabzugu roads

A portion of the Zabzugu road

A portion of the Zabzugu road

The Zabzugu District has been cut off from the rest of the Northern Region as the main road from the Yendi municipality to the district has been submerged in flood waters.

The continuous torrential rains in the district of late, have completely rendered the roads immotorable.

Vehicles heading towards the district from last Friday have been abandoning commuters half-way, as they could no longer use the flooded roads.

Information available to The Ghanaian Times was that a pregnant woman who was being transported from one of the communities to the Zabzugu Government Hospital, delivered on the way as the vehicle got stuck in the mud.

Zakaria Musah, a relative of the woman, described the incident as pathetic, saying it took them more than three hours to push the stuck vehicle out of the mud.

A market woman, Madam Bamunu Mukaila, said the frequent floods on the road had posed a danger to their lives.

She said many women in the district were now out of business due to the frequent flooding of roads in the district.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) Zabzugu, Mr. Issifu Alidu Laabadow, in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, said the deplorable nature of roads in the district was the biggest headache to the assembly.

He stated that the assembly’s scarce resources had been used to reshape some of the roads, especially the main the road.

The DCE lamented that portions that were reshaped just before the rains had already started deteriorating.

Mr. Laabadow said, he and the assembly’s engineers were concerned with the bad nature of the roads and that several reports and follow-ups had been made  to the relevant authorities to help rehabilitate them.

From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Zabzugu

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