-Volta Pleads With Gov’t
The Fume-Hohoe-Jasikan stretch of the famous Eastern Corridor road, is facing serious deterioration.
Apart from the fact that work on some portions of the road, has stalled for some time now, other areas, have gone from bad to worse, resulting in huge portholes on the road.
The stretch of the Eastern Corridor road that passes through the Volta Region, begins from Juapong through major towns like Peki, Kpeve, Hohoe, Jasikan, Kadjebi and Nkwanta.
It also continues through Kpassa, ending at Damanko in the Nkwanta North District before stretching to the Northern Region and beyond.
Apart from the Dodo Pepesu-Breweniase-Nkwanta portion, which has been fully constructed by Kanazoe from neighbouring Burkina-Faso with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB), work on the remaining portions are either yet to be tackled or have been abandoned.
The situation is causing a lot of nuisance to drivers and travelers, who now use longer hours making it to their destinations.
Some drivers, who use portions of the road told The Herald at Hohoe that, they are frustrated by the deplorable nature of the road.
A pastor with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Rev Frank Gollo, in an interview described the situation as hell and pleaded with the government to ensure something urgent is done about the situation
Some students also expressed their frustrations about the bad nature of the road. According to them, they normally walk long hours to school, because no car is willing to pick them; a situation which has affected their studies.
It is the hope of the people in the area and road users that, the much talked about Eastern Corridor Road, is continued and completed.
Farmers and traders are not left out, as farm produce cannot easily be transported to the market, due to bad nature of the roads.