Commuters call on gov’t to fix deplorable Taha-Gbalai road
Some residents of Taha-Gbalai in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region have made a passionate appeal to the government to fix the deplorable road in the community.
The Sagnarigu Muinicipal Assembly in its composite budget for 2022 to 2025 indicated, it has about 5000 kilometer of road network with an estimated 500 kilometers in good conditions. The other roads within the municipality are unmotorable especially during the raining season.
MX24 news visit to the community precisely the Taha-Gbalai township show that community and dwellers are unhappy about the development. According to residents, the bad nature of the road does not only affect domestic and commercial activities but exposes them to all kinds of respiratory diseases.
Hamidatu Abdul Whadudu, a food vendor in the community told MX24 news that the current development has affected her sales.
“I have lost a good number of clients because of the dusty nature of the road. My clients have abandoned say my food is unwholesome
Another resident who runs a pharmacy shop shared the same ordeal. she said they incur loses because some clients turn away from their shops of the dusty.
“No matter how well we clean the drugs we display in our shops, they are always engulfed with dust, so sometimes our clients complain our drugs are expired and ignore us for our competitors elsewhere,” she indicated.
For others, the situation has compelled them to close their shops and find alternative livelihoods.
The residents said, the age-old road which serves the entire Tamale Metropolis and Sagnarigu Municipal in transporting waste generated within the two assemblies to a landfill site and other commercial activities has been abandoned.
They are therefore appealing to the government to make swift interventions to fix the road that serves as a major business route for them.