Residents of Builsa North cry out over dilapidated bridge


Residents of the Builsa North District in the Upper North Region of Ghana, have expressed displeasure over the collapse of their bridge linking the community and other villages to the municipal capital Sandema.

The bridge has been in a deplorable situation since 2016, and has now turned into a death trap, according to resident. The said situation is affecting education, healthcare and farming activities in the area – since most drivers refuse to take the road.

A few drivers that use the road usually charge higher than the actual fare.
The residents continued their displeasure that, they have lost count on the number of accidents that had occurred on the bridge, and they said the road  becomes inaccessible any time it rains.

In addition, teachers and health assistants who move from Sandema to work due to lack of accommodation at their work places are unable to go to work anytime it rains.

However, almost all the roads connecting to the municipal capital has turned into what we call ‘Manhole’.