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Reactivate our bridge contract-Nyanshegu residents plead with gov’t

Residents in Nyanshegu and Gumani in the Sagnarigu municipality will have to brace themselves for perennial flooding as the rain continues to pour. This is because the construction of one of the major storm drains has been halted by the government. A contractor who was on site with his equipment and materials was ordered by…
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Thursday’s Torrential Rain Submerges Flood Prone Areas In Tamale And Sagnarigu

 

The flooding was expected by residents because most gutters within the Tamale metropolis and the Sagnarigu municipality are choked with detritus.

Frustrated and angry residents blamed the perennial flooding  on the ineptitude of city authorities and their glaring failure to do something substantive to prevent floods. They did not understand why building permits are issued out without a proper assessment of the area.IMG-20180705-WA0013

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At the Nyankpala road, between Sheshegu and Kasaligu stretch, the road was blocked by running water and motorists out of fear for their lives waited several minutes to avoid being swept away by the water.

Residents of Sagnarigu whose houses were affected put the blame on the door step of the Sagnarigu municipal assembly who they said allowed the location of two fuel stations in the area.

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Residents pointed to two bridges they said made the area vulnerable to floods. It took the intervention of the Ghana National Fire Service to save motorists Thursday afternoon. When Zaa News got to the scene, affected residents were seen complaining bitterly to officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) demanding immediate action to save innocent lives.

The Sagnarigu municipal NADMO Director, Mr Sulemana Abukari Damba  told Zaa News the situation was unbearable and very serious.

"Our motive when we arrived was to assist fire service personnel to rescue people before we take stock of what happened," he said, adding that NADMO will liaise with town and country planning to deal with structures obstructing running waters.

"The work is not for NADMO alone. People  putting  up fuel stations are very powerful people who are well connected to politicians and it is making our work very difficult," an official who want to remain anonymous lamented . "This situation need other state agencies intervention support,"  she added.

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The Assembly man for Choggu electoral area Mr. Alhassan Osman who is also supervises the Sheshigu electoral area was not happy that the owners of a fuel station under construction didn't heed his earlier advice.

He told Zaa news he advised the owners to expand the bridges closer to the station to enable free flow of water but they refused.

 

 

Land boundary; Tolon Regent beats war drums

  The Regent of Tolon, retired Major Sulemana Abubakar has warned the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to tread cautiously in its handling of the land boundary issue between the Wassipe traditional area in Gonjaland and the Tolon traditional area. [audio mp3="http://zaaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Tolon-naa-eng.mp3"][/audio] Major Sulemana accused the government of trying to ignite an ethnic conflict…
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