BY Priscilla Yanney
Residents of Nyankpala community in the Tolon Kumbungu District of the Northern Region, have made a passionate appeal to the government, to relieve them from their continuous unbearable living conditions.
According to the people, their livelihood is characterised by lack of potable water, healthcare, educational facilities, good roads and toilet facilities, which are difficult to come by.
A visit to the community recently, revealed that the residents, to a large extent, depend on water from a valley that dries up often, and, most especially, during the dry season.
Some concerned people in the community said that the damaged roads and bridges are having a negative effect on businesses in the area, hence their call on the government to come to their aid as early as possible.
Meanwhile, the Assembly man for the community, Sorri Alhassan Jibreel, said these problems have been in existence for a very long time, but nothing has done about them, notwithstanding the numerous appeals by the people.
Mr Alhassan continued that he and his various assembly men have made it known to several radio stations to help the town in making the situation known to the government, but it appears there is no help in sight.
He said, it got to a time the youth in the community wanted demonstrate, but the elders of the community advised them not to proceed.
He added that, the schools in the community were in a very poor state and also lacked basic teaching and learning materials to enable the teacher’s impact knowledge into the children.
As if that is not enough, the community has only one clinic which serves the people and it also lack some basic amenities and also lack nurses at the facility.
He appealed to the Government and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to come to the aid of the community.