Lambussie is the only district without a single tarred road – Lambussie Kuoro
The President of the Lasmbussie Traditional Council, Kuoro Issaka Zengeh Kazie Tenjie, has expressed unhappiness about the lack of a single tarred road in Lambussie, the Lambussie District capital.
He said Lambussie was the only district capital in the region, and perhaps in the country, without a single tarred road, which he said was adversely affecting the development of the area.
The revered chief raised the concerns when the President called on the Lambussie Traditional Council at Lambussie on Wednesday as part of his two-day official visit to the Upper West Region.
“The last two years the township of Lambussie was given out contract for tarring but the contractor was not able to turn up and I am told it has been repackaged, I am praying that it is done for us, because Lambussie is the only district capital without a single inch of tarred road as the criteria of the NPP government has put down for Ghana”, he explained.
Kuoro Kazie Tenjie also raised concerns about the lack of accommodation for the students of the Lambussie Community Day Senior High School.
He said the students had to trek about three Kilometres daily to the school which is affecting academic activities, and added that there was not even accommodation available at the community for the students to rent.
While appealing to the President to convert the school into a boarding school, he also requested him to, as a matter of urgency, facilitate the reroofing of the school, which was ripped off by rainstorm, to save it from collapsing.
Kuoro Kazie Tenjie also appealed to the President to construct a technical and vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution in the district to help provide the youth in the area with employable skills to help reduce the unemployment rate in the area.
The revered chief however commended the President for the plan to construct an ultra-Morden district hospital in Lambussie to help meet the health needs of the people.
He also thanked the President Akufo-Addo led government for the cutting edge projects and programmes it had introduced to improve on the livelihoods of the people, including the Planting for Food and Jobs, one village one dam and rearing for export and rural development among others.
President Akufo-Addo on his part said he would consider the request of the chiefs to provide the area with TVET as it was part of agenda to improve TVET in the country.
He also assured the chiefs and people that he would community to the Minister of Education regarding the challenges confronting the Community Day SHS, including its immediate reroofing.
He also said his government was poised to asphalting 1,500Km of roads in the country in his second term and said the Lambussie roads would be considered in the road project.
He said the Lambussie District was part of the agenda 111, which was to ensure that districts without district hospitals were provided with district hospitals.