The Danish funding of more than US$1.1 million will be used to build bridges in Doninga in Builsa South, Kulungugu in Bawku Municipal in the Upper East Region and at Sissili in Sissala East Municipal, as well as on the Kulun and Ambalaara rivers in the Wa East District in the Upper West Region.

Minister of roads and highways Kwasi Amoako-Atta said that construction of these and other bridges is expected to help address the impact of perennial flooding on the people of northern Ghana.

Monk Civil Engineers and Swaco Company have been appointed to carry out the project and have already started work on the Doninga and Kulungugu bridges. They are also mobilising to move to the Upper West Region to start work shortly on the Kulun and Ambalaara bridges.

“By the time we finish building the Doninga, Sissili, Kulun and Ambalaara bridges, a road will be opened and people traveling from Upper East to Upper West Regions will shorten their distance by 124 kilometres,” said Amoako-Atta.