- Tuesday’s downpour has cut off about five district capital from Tamale
- The rains also destroyed many livestock and farmlands
Incessant flooding of the Northern Region has led to the cutting off of the Eastern corridor stretch, following a heavy downpour last Tuesday.
The stretch which links the north to the southern parts of Ghana was destroyed after continuous heavy rains hit the Northern Region.
The rains destroyed several properties and livestock, with subsequent reports confirming that two people had also lost their lives after drowning in the process.
Accra-based Class FM reports that about five districts in the region - including Karaga-Tamale, Bimbilla-Yendi and Gushegu-Tamale stretches - have had their principal roads cut off from Tamale, which serves as the regional capital.
The biggest blow, however, is that the Eastern corridor, which links roads in Nanumba North (Bimbilla), Nanumba South (Wulensi) as well as some stretches in the Volta region, has been destroyed.
The development has led to a stagnation of business in these affected areas, with residents complaining bitterly about the current situation.
The cutting off of the Eastern corridor road means that people who live in and around smaller communities like Bimbilla-Jilo, Chechia, Pudoya, Bangdiyili, Bimbilla-Juo, Salaga and Dakpam will now find it very difficult to access the district capital.
Residents have, therefore, issued a rallying call on government, as well as other NGOs to help fix the situation.
The Nanumba North District Chief Executive, Abdulai Yakubu lamented the situation, in an interview with Class News, while also revealing that over 40 communities had been affected.
He called on the government to offer help to residents whose livestock and properties had been destroyed by the floods, while also urging the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Transport Ministry to hasten the process of reconstructing all collapsed bridges in the region.