Bawiesibelle, UWR, April 8, GNA – Four communities in the Sissala East District have appealed to government to rehabilitate roads in the area to link them to Tumu, the district capital in order to have access to quality health care services.

The rehabilitation of the Nabulo- Duu and Duu-Bawiesibelle as well as Bawiebelle-Komo roads would also help farmers to transport their farm produce to the district capital and enable them to reach out to other urban centres.

Mr Ahmed Bala Abdulai, President of the Bawiesibelle Youth and Development Association raised these concerns at the 9th general meeting of the association at Bawiesibelle at the weekend.

He said due to the deplorable nature of the roads it was difficult for people in the communities to transport the sick to Tumu for medical attention.

Middlemen were also cheating the farmers in the area, offering them low prices for their farm produce, especially when there is glut in food crop production.

Mr Abdulai expressed the disappointment of the community members over the transfer of the only midwife at the community clinic by health authorities in Tumu without replacement, saying it is jeopardising the lives of pregnant women in the area.

He appealed to the health authorities to post a midwife to the clinic to help reduce the incidence of maternal and child deaths.

On the rural electrification programme, he said the four communities have not been listed as beneficiaries and appealed to the government to consider them to enhance the standard of living.

Mr Abdulai also urged government to open a police station at Nabulo or Bawiebelle to help reduce the crime wave, especially cattle rustling by Fulani herdsmen.

He appealed to the authorities to flush out the herdsmen and their cattle from the district to stop the degrading of the environment.

He said the association liaised with the Ghana Education Service to address the low standards of education and improve on enrollment in schools.

The body is also planning to form cultural clubs in the schools, provide the pupils with Information and Communication Technology text books and writing desks for teachers among other interventions.

Mr Abdulai said the biometric registration exercise is going on peacefully except some technical problems encountered with the machines.

He urged the political parties and their supporters to speak to critical issues that would persuade the electorate to vote for them and to desist from attacking personalities.

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