Watch: Oti Region Communities Endangers Their Lives On River With No Bridge

Natives of five villages in Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region are persuading the government to help prevent any future mishap by building a bridge to connect the farming villages to the Municipality.

The River Kegyakaburi that links the five communities has no bridge as residents struggle everyday in crossing it in getting around their daily activities.

People from Abongo, Tamanja , Pumpei , Yariga No 1 and 2 always cross the river to the capital Dambai for school, accessing health facilities and business by trekking through the river.

School pupils adopted a technique of holding hands when crossing the river so as to maintain balance in the running river whilst some older children take their younger siblings on their back.

Some pupils revealed that apart from the dangers in crossing the river, they always arrive at school late.

Meanwhile, the group of farmers in the communities have revealed that they always watch their farm products rot due to inaccessibility to market which is a hindrance to economic development in the cut-off areas.

They are therefore calling on the government to make it a priority to construct the bridge to connect the food-producing communities to the markets.

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