Few days after President Akuffo Addo cut sod for construction of an Interchange in Tamale, some residents of the metropolis have taken onto streets to express anger and disappointment at the poor state of the inner-city roads, which they say should have been prioritized.
Residents of Gumbihini demonstrated this morning at the Metropolitan Assembly building, demanding immediate resumption of a road project in the area.
Tension between the community and the Metro Assembly have been simmering after some residents sued the city authorities for attempts to demolish their compensated properties to pave way for the construction of a proper drainage system and roads.
The construction of the roads and drainage system in the Gumbihini was to reduce flooding, which continue to be the major perennial disaster in the suburb.
But the projects have stalled following the legal suits against officials of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly by some four residents. – Eliasu Tanko