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The Eastern corridor stretch linking the north to the southern part of Ghana has been cut off as a result of the heavy rains in the Northern Region.

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 a severe downpour hit many parts of the region, destroying millions of properties, livestock, farmlands as well as human lives. About five districts in the region haS its principal roads cut off from the regional capital, Tamale.

Karaga-Tamale, Bimbilla-Yendi, Gushegu-Tamale among others have all been affected.

Class News’ regional correspondent, Mohammed Gadafi reported that the Eastern Corridor road linking Nanumba north (Bimbilla), Nanumba south (Wulensi) through to Kpandai to Nkwanta in the Volta Region has been destroyed. Economic activities in these areas have come to a halt, since motorists from the north cannot access the southern part of the country. The Nanumba district is the hub for yam production.

Meanwhile, many adjoining villages within Bimbilla are in distress as the major communities cannot access the district capital. Notable among them include; Bimbilla-Jilo to Chechia, Pudoya, Bangdiyili, Bimbilla-Juo linking the Karaga district and Bimbilla-Waanpu through to Salaga, Chamba and Dakpam.

The Nanumba North District Chief Executive, Abdulai Yakubu speaking to Gadafi lamented how devastating the situation is to the people in the area. He revealed that over 40 villages in the district are affected.

According to him, many livestock and farmlands have been consumed by the floods. He stated that many farmers in the district are in great loss as all their investment in this year's farming season has been lost to the floods. He bemoaned how some of them cannot repay their debts since they secured funds from financial institutions to farm.

Mr Yakubu called for the reconstruction of the collapsed bridges along the eastern corridor road. He noted the district cannot afford the cost of the reconstruction. He called on the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Transport Ministry to take up the mantle and work on it as soon as possible for economic activities to begin again.

Meanwhile, some residents are counting their losses as they said their farms and livestock have been carried away by the flood.

Source: classfmonline.com

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