Frustrated farmers, fishermen and fishmongers say there is no solution in sight

More than 10 farming and fishing communities in the North Dayi District have been cut off from the rest of the Volta region due to poor road network.

Farmers at Wusuta-Kpebe, Tongu and other communities are unable to transport their produce to market centres as commercial drivers refuse to ply the roads.

Erosion has not only eaten away portions of the only road linking these communities but also forced the dusty and bumpy road to develop into gullies.

Dayi Bad road
A bad road

The only CHIPS Compound at Wusuta-Kpebe has not been spared. A facility that used to record 40 patients a day now sees just 15. It is on the verge of collapse.

WusutaKpebe market is not only the backbone of the local economy in the area as it attracts traders from both within and nearby areas.

The market is on its knees now. That busy market is as quiet as the cemetery. The reason is simple – traders and motorists no longer patronise that market.

Poor road network has left tons of farm produce and fish to rot.

Frustrated farmers, fishermen and fishmongers say there is no solution in sight.

According to them, they have made several complaints to the authorities but nothing has been done about the situation 

“We have complained several times but they have not done anything about it, “a resident said.

District Chief Executive for North Dayi, Edmond Kudjo Attah said the government is committed to improving roads in the area to improve the local economy.

According to Mr Attah, unmotorable roads in the district would be fixed by close of the year as some of the road contracts have been awarded.

“We have already awarded some contracts and some of the roads will be fixed by close of the year,” Mr Attah promised.

Source: Ghana | Joy News | Ivy Setordjie