The Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Attah has visited the areas in the Upper West Region to access the damage caused by Thursday’s heavy rainfall.
He assured the people of the Upper West Region that all affected roads will the fixed.
The rain started on Thursday evening and persisted till Friday evening and continued on Saturday afternoon, after taking a breather in the morning.
The water washed away major culverts along the Wa-Nadowli and Nadowli -Jirapa/Lawra highways respectively as well as the Tumu-Bolgatanga stretch and some other feeder roads that connected some communities and districts.
According to Ghanaian Times, about 80 communities were cut off from the regional capital, Wa, whereas over 20 structures have collapsed in Nadowli. Several acres of farmlands have also been submerged in water posing threat to the young crops that were springing up.
Passengers travelling from Wa and other parts of the country to other districts along affected areas such as Lawra, Nandom, Nadowli-Kaleo among others were left stranded at Serepkere in the Nadowli-Kaleo District on Friday and Saturday respectively at where the highway was badly affected.
The Road Minister was accompanied by the Regional Minister and Team of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Officers.
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