xxxxxxxxxxx of Mon, 10 Sep 20180
‘We’re not seeing the change we voted for’ – Eastern corridor road users
The woes of commuters on the Eastern Corridor road in the Northern Region are far from over as contractors have abandoned the road over lack of funds.
Motorists who use the road have had to go through lots of challenges over the years.
Currently, the two main bridges left in the middle of the road at Lepusi present the biggest problem for users.
They would have to swim in deep waters passing under the bridges.
The two main bridges at Lepusi and Gulnyansi are incomplete.
The situation has forced some drivers to take two-day diversions from Bimbila through Salaga to Tamale.
But travellers to Yendi and other surrounding villages are left with no option than to use the eastern corridor road.
Some drivers who decide to use the road, do so at their own risk as they have to spend days on the road before being able to cross at Lepusi.
During a trip on the road, Citi News counted over ten vehicles parked on both sides of one of the two bridges left incomplete on the Bimbila Yendi stretch.
“One cannot actually pass through. The water has taken a greater portion of the road and we are appealing to government and the contractors to come to our aid to see to it that the eastern corridor road is put to proper shape for the contractors to open the road for us,” a pedestrian said.
”We want to assist the drivers to use the road, the contractors have finished and instead of them to open the road they have blocked it with sand and now see this car has fallen and blocked the road so others can no longer use the diversions. We have to open the road so that the vehicles can pass.”
Meanwhile, when Citi News contacted the engineer working on the road, he said for now they have no money to continue the work on the road, and they could only manage areas that are difficult for motorists.
He also intimated that they have no intention to open the road for use by vehicles.