A visibly angry protester, Halia, Mutawakil, frustrated about the state of roads in Chereponi situated in the North East Region has warned government not to make any attempt to count on their votes when its time for elections.
According to the young lady supposedly a teacher, several teachers turn away from the offer to teach in chereponi due to the poor state of their road.
She says if government does not consider to listen to their plight as Ghanaians, they they should not border to bring posters when its time for elections.
“I can boastfully say that because of the lack of teachers, that is why the students are recording poor grades. No teacher wants to risk their life and family and travel this far. Nurses, Doctors, it is left with only native doctors. The nurses and the teachers who are posted here don’t want to come. It is pathetic, we are begging you. Why? We are not asking for much. But I want to promise you, if you think we are not part of Ghanaians, we’ve taken notice, but don’t dare bring any electoral posters here” Madam Mutawakil angrily told the media.
The lack of motorable roads in the area has forced many farmers to illegally export soya beans and other grain-related products to neighbouring countries.
According to a spokesperson for the Anufor Students, Latif Alhassan, it is difficult for the pupils to learn in school blocks that have had their roofs ripped off by rainstorms.
He added that there are instances teachers refuse postings to the community and surrounding areas due to the bad state of the roads, among other security concerns.
“For some of the schools, before you even get to the street, you will cross a river. It’s a road but the way the rain has damaged it, you can’t cross, and when it rains, nobody can cross to those schools. They are within the Chereponi township and not in villages – you can’t even move from one house to another. They are all part of the challenges we are facing here.
“We have been raising them to the various stakeholders, trying our best to get solutions. If you look around all the four corners of Chereponi, we don’t have good roads. We have students in Chereponi who go to school in other districts and various communities but even the road from Chereponi to Yendi is not safe for children – armed robbers can attack them. Just yesterday, there was an attack on the road,” he told the media