November 29, 2017

Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpandai, Mathew Nyindam has said in an interview that the Minister of Roads and Highways,Kwesi Amoako Atta will be in the House today Wednesday  to respond to questions on the inconvenience caused to passengers due to the closure of the Buipe-Yapei Bridge.

The Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu raised a public concern issue on the floor of the House about the closure of the Buipe-Yapei Bridge.

Mr. Iddrisu is unhappy with the inconvenience the closure has caused passengers and travelers along that stretch of road and said the closure is having a dreadful impact on businesses.

Many of those passengers have had to resort to the use of ferries through Nakpango, a situation that has increased the number of days spent on the journey and the cost involved.

The Buipe-Yapei bridges connect Ghana to neighboring countries including Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo.

The bridge which was constructed over 50 years ago had had little maintenance works. It was closed on November 20, 2017, to make way for major repair works to be done on the bridge that is said to be in a bad state.

Even though alternative routes were announced, it appears it was not publicized enough for motorists and commuters.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/