Eastern Corridor Cut Off

The famous Eastern corridor stretch linking the north to the southern part of Ghana has been cut off as a result of heavy rains in the Northern Region.

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 a severe downpour hit many parts of the region, destroying millions of properties, livestock, farmlands as well as human lives.

About five districts in the region had its principal roads cut off from the regional capital, Tamale. Karaga-Tamale, Bimbilla-Yendi, Gushegu-Tamale and other places were all affected.

The Eastern Corridor road linking Nanumba North (Bimbilla), Nanumba South (Wulensi) through to Kpandai to Nkwanta in the Volta Region, Today gathered, had been destroyed.

Economic activities in these areas have come to a halt, since motorists from the north can’t access the southern part of the country. The Nanumba district is the hub for yam production.

Meanwhile, many adjoining villages within Bimbilla are in distress as the major communities cannot access the district capital.

Notable among them include Bimbilla-Jilo to Chechia, Pudoya, Bangdiyili, Bimbilla-Juo linking the Karaga District and Bimbilla-Waanpu through to Salaga, Chamba and Dakpam.  These communities have been affected.

The Nanumba North District Chief Executive, Abdulai Yakubu, speaking to journalists lamented how devastating the situation was to the people in the area.

He revealed that over 40 villages in the district had been affected.

According to him, many livestock, farmlands had been consumed by the floods.

He stated that many farmers in the district were in great loss as all their investment in this year’s crop farming had been lost to the floods.

To this end, Mr. Yakubu called for the reconstruction of the collapsed bridges along the eastern corridor road.

He noted that the district cannot afford the cost of it.

He thus called on the ministry of roads and highways and the transport ministry to take up the mantle and work on it as soon as possible for economic activities to begin again.

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