Sanguli, Yachido and Tatindo will soon be cut off from the rest of the communities in the Tatale/Sanguli District due to the construction of one of the “One Village One Dam” in the area without culverts.
In the peak of the rainy season when the dam over flows its banks, it covers the main road of Yachido, Kpaributabu through to Zabzugu District to Yendi due to lack of a culvert on the stream which is the runway of the water of the dam.
Ubor John Kumayi Gabuja ,the Chief of Sanguli who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency said one Mr Magani Benam, a farmer in one of the communities recently got drown when he was trying to go through the high current on his way from Elordo to his village Tatindo.
Ubor Gabuja indicated that Sachido, Elordo, Nachirido, Nkalikpani, Nkpanarani amongst others which has a population of over 3, 000 who are mostly farmers will be cut-off as the rains have started in the area.
He said apart from transporting their foodstuffs to the urban areas the farmers who have their farms within the dam will find it difficult to go to their farms during this year’s raining season as it happened last year, if the culvert is not constructed over the steam.
According to the Chief, the contractor was supposed to construct a culvert across a stream on the water runway of the dam, which he failed to do, thereby creating problems.
He said although several efforts were made by the chiefs and people in the area for the culvert to be constructed, the contractor has since failed to do so.
He said the Engineer of the project rec ently visited them and said they were waiting for funds to construct the culvert which was also getting late because as the rains had started.
Ubor Gabuja is therefore appealing to the Government, Tatale/Sanguli District Assembly, Non-Governmental Organizations to support them, while the communities were also preparing to construct another wooden foot culvert for people, motor and bicycle riders to use as a temporal measure.
He warned the people never to risk their lives in crossing the stream when the dam overflows its banks with high current, especially the women and the children.