Yagbonwura Bii-kunuto Jewu Soale I, the King of Gonjaland, has urged the government to take immediate action in response to the demands of commuters and business owners over the devastation of the Techiman-Wa highway by the Doli dam flood.
He claimed that the crucial route that links the north and south of the nation also connects Ghana and Burkina Faso, which is why he was pleading for attention.
He applauded the administration for acting quickly to address the flooding, but he urged them to act even more urgently in response to passengers’ complaints.
During a visit by a group of paramount chiefs to the scene of the disaster in Doli, a suburb of Bole District in the Savannah Region, he made the request in a speech that was read for him by Mohammed Abdulai, the deputy registrar of the Gonja Traditional Council.
According to him, it is not only uncomfortable for local residents but also detrimental to regional and global trade when essential transportation linkages are disrupted, as is the case right now with the Techiman-Wa highway route.
“It’s imperative that we prioritise the immediate reconstruction of the bridge to restore normalcy to the lives of the affected communities and uphold the integrity of this significant transportation corridor,” Yagbonwura Bii-kunuto Jewu Soale I said.
Later, he made a plea to local and international transportation unions and drivers to be thoughtful of the fares they ask patrons to pay during the time.