Heavy rains destroy Wapuli bridge, cuts off communitiesin N/R

More than 1,000 residents of Wapuli in the Saboba Districts and other adjoining districts in the Northern Region have been cut off, following the collapse of a  bridge that connects them due heavy rains yesterday.

Some of the districts affected by the collapsed bridge areYendi, Saboba and Chereponi

The Wapulibridge links Saboba, the district capital to the rest of the Northern region.

The heavy rainshad also destroyed properties and food crops worth hundreds of Ghana cedis.

MrKofi NsorBilijo, a native of Wapuli appealed to the government to urgently fast track the construction of the bridge to reconnect the people to the rest of the region.

He said the collapse of the bridge had seriously affected the socio-economic activities of the district in particular, and the region in general.

MrBilijo said it would be difficult for people to travel with pregnant and nursing mothers to Yendi to access health care when referred

“Farmers cannot cart their farm produce to market centres and children cannot cross to attend schools,”he stated.

He lamented that, their farms had been submerged in the rain waters.

The District Executive for Saboba,Mr George K Bingrini, in an interview with the Ghanaian Times said the Assembly was working hard to fix the bridge with immediate effect.

He said they had already put some mechanism in place to get the bridge worked on.

He, however, appealed to commuters on the road to be patient as efforts were being made to fix the bridge in the shortest possible time.

FROM TIMES REPORTER, TAMA

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