President John Dramani Mahama has promised to fix the road linking Bolga and Bawku to improve the road network in the area.
“I want to promise you that the next time I come to Bawku the road between Bolga and Bawku will not be the main issue,” he said while assuring that “we are going to make major progress on that road,”.
“As soon as I go back to Accra, I am going to speak to the road minister and you will see for yourselves the difference that will take place,” he added The President made the assurance while speaking at the 27th annual SAMANPIID festival celebrated by the people of the KUSUAG people in the Bawku Munipality.
The festival is a period for expression of appreciation to God and the ancestors for providing abundant rain for farming, good harvest, peace and good health.
President Mahama who also inspected the road network in Bolgatanga acknowledged the huge deficit of road infrastructure in the country but said government is increasing kilometers of tarred roads across the country.
He cited the Bolga-Tumu road as an example adding that government is committed to complete that road by 2016. President Mahama further indicated that, government has extended electricity to many communities in the country.
He said plans are far advanced for the construction of the Pwalugu multipurpose dam to help provide electricity, arable lands for agricultural activities and also control floodwaters.
Mr. Mahama also assured that work will soon commence on aspects of the Tamne river bridge at Zimbasi to open up essential developments for the Bawku, Binduri and Garu-Tempane districts.