Work on fixing the section of the Busunu-Daboya road that was washed away by floods after days of torrential rains in the Savannah Region has begun.
The 17-kilometre portion of the road was cut into two, rendering the Busunu-Tachali bridge inaccessible days after the rains.
The construction work, being undertaken by Messrs Logistics Support Limited, began last Tuesday and it is to immediately restore normal pedestrian and vehicular movement between Busunu and Daboya that was cut off.
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, who gave an update on the situation on that route to the Daily Graphic, said presently pedestrians were able to cross the bridge, while vehicles would be able to do so by the close of the week.
Mr Amoako-Atta gave the update when he visited the area to inspect similar ongoing works on a portion of the Kimtampo-Buipe road that linked the Buipe Bridge over the Black Volta in the Central Gonja District in the Savannah Region last Tuesday.
“Within a record time of less than 24 hours, we deployed a contractor to the place between Busunu and Daboya that has been cut off to fix the road. The contractor is sinking boulders to fix that road," he indicated.
The visit was to afford the minister the opportunity to assess the progress being made at the construction sites, having been there earlier when the incidents occurred.
He was accompanied by the Savannah Regional Minister, Mr Saeed Muhazu Jbril, some technical staff from the ministry and road sector agencies.
Mr Amoako-Atta said the immediate but temporary solution to fix the problem had had the caved in area filled with rock to reinstate passibility, and that in the dry season, the road
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