NR: Construction of Tamale, Salaga road leads to heavy vehicular traffic at Makango/Yeji Ferry Crossing


The slow pace of work on the Tamale Salaga road has brought on heavy vehicular traffic at the Makango Yeji Ferry crossing on the Volta river.

The single ferry that links Makango to Yeji is woefully inadequate for the heavy duty trucks that cart farm produce like yam and tomatoes many of which are lost to post harvest losses due to the delay in crossing the river and getting the goods to the market.

Due to the poor nature of the Tamale Salaga road and the closure of the bridge for works there has been intense pressure on the ferry which can take a maximum of 10 big buses and a few smaller vehicles at a time.

Road users on that stretch complained bitterly on the slow pace of work on the Tamale Salaga road which will ease the burden on the ferry between Makango and Yeji.

The closure of the Buipe and Yapei Bridges for construction has also been a major contributory factor to the gridlock at Makango Ferry crossing.

As at Friday 24th November, 2017 our reporter could count at least over 100 buses at the shores of the Makango side of the ferry crossing waiting to make the journey to the Yeji side.

Commuters urged governmentto come to their aid & increase the pace of work on the construction of the TamaleSalaga road.