Bridge connecting Gbambaya-Kunyevila turns death trap after years of neglect

Danger is looming in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern as motorists and residence crossing in-and-out Gbambaya and Kunyevila, from Nyankpala and Tamale risk loosing their lives due to the fast deteriorating state of a bridge linking the two communities and other surrounding communities battling development.

The road network in these areas has also become unmotorable for some road users with 4X4 and heavy duty trucks.

Residents lament road construction in the area has been abandoned by authorities for several years resulting in the collapse of edges supporting the bridge.

According to the aggrieved residents, the situation is alarming as the poor nature of the bridge deter drivers from plying the road.

A resident (name withheld) revealed to this portal movement along the bridge gets stalled especially when it rains.

It said some precious lives have been lost as a result of the situation including a woman a got carried away by the heavy downpour some three years ago.

Other sources in these communities indicate efforts the call the attention of the Member Parliament of the area, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini and the Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has fallen on death ears.

The communities, apart from its poor road network also lacks portable drinking water, proper health care as well as teething unemployment forcing the youth to migrate to other areas to seek for greener pastures.

Response and progress made

Few days after reports went viral on social media, an effort has been made purported by the MP of the area, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini to fix the problem.

Trips of sand has be used to cover the big whole that is exposing road users to danger.

Heap of sand deposited at both edges of the bridge

But some residents again fear the temporal measure could be easily washed away when the rains set in any moment.

They explained it could have been much better with concrete and stones to ameliorate the problem.

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