Residents of Tsibu in the South Dayi district of the Volta region have taken the bull by the horn to repair the 800 meter long inner access road within the community.
They raised funds for the construction of a drainage system and the rehabilitation of 700 meters of the route and for the bitumen coating on the remaining 100 meters.
It became imperative for local residents to choose tools to repair Tsibu’s inner access road as it deteriorates quickly.
The renovation of the 800 meter long street is financed with contributions from indigenous people from home and abroad.
The residents would do manual labor for the construction of a drainage system, while a construction company was commissioned with the repair of road sections and the remaining 100 meters of the route would be covered with fresh bitumen.
A facilitator of the project, engineer Dr. George Aggrey, assured that the project will be completed within 2 months.
“We assessed the situation, we brought in a Highways engineer to rate and evaluate it for us, and then we got some good contractors to mend the road for us,” he explained.
“We are the most important stakeholders, so we are taking the initiative to move our journey forward. Anyone who would like to help and contribute is welcome. “
In a related development, Tsibu Dzemeni Street, which was awarded for construction, has been abandoned since 2019.
According to local residents, some construction defects caused perineal flooding of the street.
“Many cars use this road to the Dzemeni market, but because of the poor quality of the road, they use longer distances and charge passengers higher fares,” complained Pastor Gershon Kwame Osei.
They therefore decided to fill the gullies created by the flood in order to make the road passable in the meantime.
These residents hope that the government will, with immediate effect, resolve issues that are adding to the delay in completing the project and get the road operational.