1.9mill Bus Terminal Abandoned To Rot In Tamale
Over ghc 1.9 million invested into a bus terminal has gone down the drain as the terminal has been abandoned and left to rot for 5years.
The project was constructed by the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) in 2015 with funding from the World Bank under the Urban Development Grant (UDG).
was furnished with auxiliary facilities such as parking lodges, drivers resting rooms, washrooms, passengers stands and security lodge.
The terminal is strategically sited at Datoyili in the central business district on the Tamale—Kintampo highway, the terminal was constructed to relocate all long-distance vehicles from the central business district.
e new facility appears to be deteriorating, with paints peeling off the structure while parts of the ceilings had collapsed apparently due to the harsh weather conditions, the Daily Graphic observed during a tour of the place.
Weeds had also taken over the entire lorry terminal, with livestock and suspected miscreants competing over space for abode.
Various installations — including electrical cables, air conditioners, louvres and bulbs — also appeared to have been stolen.
Northern Regional Industrial Relations Officer of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Alhaji Masahudu Salifu, told the Daily Graphic that although the union was aware of the deteriorating nature of the terminal, it had not received any formal communication from TaMA on the way forward for the project.
He, however, expressed concern over the undue delay in operationalising the facility.h
Chief Executive of the TaMA, Mr Sule Salifu, in a recent interview, said the assembly was engaged in broader stakeholders’ consultations on the possible operation of the terminal.