Fumbisi Residents Patching ‘Horror’ Potholes

…After Contractor Abandoned Project

After several plea to authorities to pay contractor to fix the roads were ignored, residents of Fumbisi under Builsa South District and its surrounding communities in the Upper East Region, have taken up the task themselves, to repair awful potholes on the town roads.

The members of the communities, led by the Assemblyman for the area, Mr Henry Ayeng, together with the youth leaders on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, came out in their numbers to fill the dangerous potholes on the Fumbisi Senior High School (SHS) and Town Wiesi roads, among others.

The ambitious endeavor to repair the deplorable roads, follows an intervention by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Dr Clement Apaak, who provided trips of gravels at a cost of GH₵11,200, to help fill the life-threatening potholes.

Residents say, the decision to fix the deplorable potholes themselves, was due to failure of government to pay the contractor working on the project, My turn Construction Ltd, who had left the site.

Even though, the community members say, they are fed up with the poor condition of the roads and decided to repair it through communal labour, they reaffirmed their appeal to the government to come to their aid.



Also coming to support the residents was the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Chairman, Mr Caesar Akinkang, whose presence seems to have motivated and energized the townsfolk.

Addressing the youth after the communal labour, Chairman Akinkang, thanked the youth for making time to contribute to the development of the area and admonished them to continue to lend their support to the MP anytime there are such communal works.

Chairman Akinkang, reiterated how the MP, wished all roads in the constituency were constructed to give relief to commuters and residents.

He stated that, Dr Clement Apaak himself is frustrated with the manner the current administration, has failed the very people they promised to deliver the roads to in two months during the 2020 election campaign.

Chairman Caesar has, however, assured them that the roads would be constructed should opposition NDC win the December 7, election and assumes office in 2025.





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