The Member of Parliament for Sawla- Tuna-Kalba constituency, Hon. Andrew Dari Chiwitey has said he would summon the Roads and Highway Minister before the Government Assurance Committee of Parliament, over his failure to fulfill his promise of constructing the Tuna- Kalba road.
According to him his job as a member of the important committee is to ensure that promises made by the government is accordingly honoured.
He said the Minister, Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta promised in 2017 to construct the road after he was dragged before Parliament to answer questions on why the road had been abandoned.
Hon. Chiwitey said in November 2017, he raised the issue in parliament directing it to the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta to see to it that the construction of the road was completed but to no avail.
“I requested for him to tell me the reason why up till now the road, which was awarded for construction in 2016 had not been tarred” he said.
Hon. Chiwitey said he was, however, assured that government would bring back the contractor to come and finish tarring of the road.
He said the contractor only came to Kalba town and worked half way for a week and left and had since not return on site.
In 2016, it was awarded to Messrs Logistics Support Services Ltd under the road fund.
But nothing has been seen of the contractor since 2017 leaving the road to deteriorate over the period.
The 20-kilometre Tuna -Kalba Road is one of the major roads in the District.
The road does not only lead to the second-biggest market in the District but also serves as the only route of several communities to Sawla, the District capital.
It also links the District to Ivory Coast, Burkinafaso and Wechau in the Upper West Region.
But the road has never seen any major construction in as many years as portions of the road were almost cut- off in last year’s rains .
The MP expressed fears that the road may completely cut -off this year as rains has set in.
Hon. Andrew , expressed worry on the dilapidated nature of the Tuna-Kalba road, which he said was affecting the movement of goods and services in the area.
About Government Assurance Committee.
The Committee on Government Assurance is composed of not more than 25 Members.
It pursues all assurances, promises and undertakings given by Ministers at Plenary from time to time.
It reports to the House on the extent to which such assurances have been carried out.