Walewale: Residents of Zangum resort to communal labour to fix deplorable roads

Residence of Zangum in the West Mamprusi Municipality on Thursday, May 7 embarked on a communal labour to fixing the main road leading the community to the municipal capital Walewale.

Checks indicates that Walewale hosts one of the busiest markets in the North East region but road networks in the area are in bad state.

There are no working streetlights on the roads either making the area a breading ground for criminal activities.

According to the residents, due to the poor nature of the 2km road leading to Walewale, they are usually attacked by arm robbers on almost every market day.

Some of the residents also complain the robbers sometimes even rap their women.

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in a statement made on the floor of parliament during the 2020 Budget presentation stated 2020 was a year of roads.

However, residents of Zangum says they feel left out as several calls to authorities in getting their road fixed have proven futile.

This according to them and the several attacks recorded on the road on market days, has left them with no choice than to organise themselves in getting the road a bit manageable to allow the movements of goods and services.

Somewhere last year (2019), the then Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hon. Abu Mohammed, promised of getting the road worked on by August, but residents say they are yet to see any contractor on the road.

Story By: Mahama Issifu Mashood

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