Road and Transport
The District has a total network of 284.43km. 233.63km are engineered roads, representing 74.40%. Non- engineered roads are 72.8km, representing 25.60%. Only 17% of the roads are in good shape. Most of the non- engineered roads are not motorable during the raining season. The commonest means of transport are bicycle, motorcycle and donkey cart. The only regular transport services are Bunkpurugu- Tamale, Bunkpurugu- Nalerigu and Bunkpurugu- Kumasi. The other areas have transport services only on market days. See the table below.
1. VERY GOOD. NO DAMAGE/NOT REQUIRED (0%).
2. GOOD. NO IMMEDIATE ACTION. (0%)
3. FAIR. ACTION SOON REQUIRED. (30%)
4. CRITICAL ACTION REQUIRED.(50%)
5. FAILED. RECONSTRUCTION REQUIRED. (100%)
From the table above, 74.40% of the roads in the district are engineered and 25.60% non- engineered. About 90% of the engineered roads are in deplorable condition as shown in the rating. The non- engineered roads are not motorable and the communities are cut off from the mainland in most part of the year. Thus, the poor access in the district limits the inhabitants’ access to basic social and economic facilities such as clinics/hospitals, schools, potable water, markets and farmlands.
KEY DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
• Deplorable roads and poor road network
• Arbitrary fixing and increase of fares
• No developed Bus Terminal and Stations
• Inadequate intra and inter district transport services
• Lack of telecommunication, Postal and internet services in the District
• Inadequate television and radio reception in the District Communication
The Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District also enjoy telecommunication services with an increase in telecommunication service providers such as Vodafon, MTN, Zain, and Glo. Broad band service in the district is also encouraging which links the people to the www. Media activities are now vibrant with the emergence of one (1) radio station, 1 television station with Multi-Tv services. The major problem with the newspapers is that, they arrive in the Metropolis very late and as such the public can’t afford to read current news items. With technological advancement there would be the need for a newspaper printing press located in Tamale to serve the three Northern Regions of the country. The table below shows some communication service providers in the Metropolis.
Commerce and Services
The district has 14 market centres .The major ones are six (6), namely Jimbali, Bunkpurugu, Nasuan, Mambabga, Nakpanduri and Bimbagu. Only the Bunkpurugu and Nasuan markets have developed structures. The nearest postal station is in Nakpanduri, which is also the only centre connected to the national electricity grid and telephone service.
Date Created : 11/16/2017 5:40:18 AM