The youth, chiefs and elders gave the ultimatum in a petition signed by Mr Seidu Safianu Zanchata, and Mohammed Yussif Zanjina, Secretary and Public Relations Officer respectively of Youth of Gbullung, and presented to officials of the Kumbungu District at Kumbungu.
The youth, chiefs and elders of Gbullung and its surrounding communities came out in their numbers carrying placards with various inscriptions reading “No Road, No Vote” as they embarked on a demonstration to the Kumbungu District to present the petition.
Mr Safianu Zanchata, who read the petition, said “we the youth of Gbullung and its environs on our behalf and on behalf of the chiefs and residents of the area, wish to petition the President John Dramani Mahama to as a matter of urgency construct the three major roads linking Gbullung to Kumbungu, Tolon and Nyankplala.
He said “we will not also tolerate any political campaign activities in the area if we do not see any action on our roads by September 17”.
Mr Zanchata said “the residents of the over thirty-communities, who are using these roads for various purposes, go through hell especially in the rainy season as all business and social activities come to a halt due to the deplorable nature of the roads”.
He said “the three main roads, Gbullung-Kumbungu, Gbullung-Nyankpala, Gbullung-Tolon, which are about six miles each, are our main headache; the nature of the roads is causing social disharmony by disconnecting families and distracting economic activities, making us poorer and poorer”.
He said “Government workers like teachers, nurses, among others refuse postings to the area and the few that accept postings also have challenges of movement within the area”.
Mr Safianu Zanchata said “we trust the President is a listening brother and father and will act on our request with the urgency that it deserves”.
Mr Abdulai Issifu, Kumbungu District Coordinating Director, who received the petition, assured that it would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
Source: GNA/News Ghana