Sampa demands facelift of roads

The people of Sampa, in the Jaman North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to order the contractor working on the town roads in the area, back to work.

According to the people, the contractor had abandoned the project, which was awarded last year, leaving the whole town engulfed in dust, especially during the dry season.

A spokesperson for the concerned youth of the town, Sulemana Seidu Keita, told The Ghanaian Times that Sampa, which is a district capital and shared border with Cote d’Ivoire, could not boast of any tarred road.

He said despite the area’s contribution to national development through the production of cashew and other cash crops, Sampa was in a deplorable state.

Mr. Seidu Keita explained that the dusty environment in the town was posing a health risk to the people.

He alleged that a planned demonstration by the youth of the town on the issue in December, last year, was scuttled by the police with a court injunction.

The District Chief Executive of Jaman North, Nti Ati Ware Daniel, could not be reached on phone after several calls to him to respond to the issue.

In a related development the chiefs of Japekrom, in the Jaman South District, appealed to the government to rehabilitate the 10km Berekum- Japekrom road.

The chiefs, at a press briefing, noted that the road had become unmotorable making travelling difficult, and appealed to the President to fulfil his promise of constructing the road to facilitate the development of the area.

From Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani

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