According to the Minister, barring any last minute changes, the Tumu lorry park will receive a major face-lift to save it from the current small size and deplorable state leaving the main road always impassable by stationary long vehicles on transit.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr.Amidu Issahaku Chinnia has disclosed that, plans are far advanced for a contractor to move to sit and start working on the Tumu Lorry Station. This, the Minister said will brace the lorry park for more commercial activities.
The Lorry Park is located off the Tumu-Leo road and situated right in the centre of the Tumu Township which is the capital town of the Sisaala East Municipal of the Upper West Region of Ghana.
The Tumu Township being a border town, also serve as transit point for travellers from all walks of life more especially,Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Wa the Upper West Regional Capital and traders from the Southern part of the country who ply their trade in the neighboring Burkina Faso almost every day.
A visit to the grounds show that, the lorry park with its current state can not even receive five articulator trucks at ago likewise long passenger buses and thus the decision of government to open it up as encroachment have taken a large part of it for residential buildings and shops.
When the decision of expanding the lorry park was brought up, the Sisaala East Municipal notified in written form to all illegal settlers on the land and an ultimatum given for them to evacuate and hence allow expansion works on the lorry park.
The Minister made this known at meet the press series organized by the Sisaala East Municipal.The event took place on 7th November 2019 and hosted in the Sisaal East Municipal Assembly Conference Hall. He added that,very deplorable roads in the Tumu township and many others in the whole of the Municipality have been awarded to contractors and work is soon expected to start.
This forum brought together the press and citizens; for the Assembly to account for their stewardship and answer questions from the participants on issues pertaining to development of the Municipality.