Tatale Chiefs Appeal to President Akufo-Addo
The chiefs and people of Tatale Traditional Area in the Northern Region have appealed to President Akufo-Addo’s administration to support the tarring of the Yendi – Zabzugu-Tatale road to enable farmers in the area to transport their foodstuffs to urban centres.
Date Created : 9/25/2018 2:51:36 AM : Story Author : Irene Danso/Ghanadistricts.com
According to the chiefs, the road, when tarred would also facilitate the movement from Ghana through Tatale to Togo, which is only four kilometres from the District capital.
Obore Gariba Yankosor II, Paramount Chief of Tatale Traditional Area, who made the appeal during a meeting with his sub-chiefs at Tatale, said, the 70-kilometre road between Yendi and Tatale was so deteriorated and made it difficult for vehicles to travel on especially during heavy rains.
He further said the District are predominantly farmers who produce large quantities of food crops, including; Yams, maize, millet, groundnuts, maize and beans, but due to the bad nature of the roads in the area they find it difficult to cart their produce to market centres.
The chief said apart from producing foodstuffs, the area also generated revenue to the state through its borders with Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
The Paramount Chief said most of the vehicles that plied the road broke down frequently, while others got stuck in the potholes on the road and indicated that there were also lack of culverts and bridges on streams across the road, leading to its fast deterioration.