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Collapsed bridge locks up cocoa, foodstuffs, timber logs

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Foodstuffs, timber logs and cocoa are locked up in various communities at Samraboi in the Western Region following the collapsed of the bridge over the River Tano.

This has placed farmers and communities in economic hardship as they have no alternative means to transport their farm produce.

They have therefore resorted to trekking long distances and the use of canoes, carrying small quantities of the produce on their heads to reach the nearest market town to sell them to earn a living.

Mr. Victor Samuel Meisu, District Chief Executive for Amenfi West, appealed to the authorities to consider the plight of the communities and speed up the repairing of the bridge.

He told the GNA in a telephone interview that residents of Abutia, Freetown, Adjouano and Disano Papawpso on both sides of the bridge had to trek long distances to Enchi before getting to Asankragwa to sell their foodstuff.

Mr. Meisu said the Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr. Joe Gidisu, and the Director responsible for bridges at the Ministry, had inspected the bridge and gave the assurance that a news bridge would be built.

Source: GNA

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