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19.08.2013 Social News

Two bodies battle over relocation of electricity poles

By Daily Graphic
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A road safety audit carried out by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) in Wa, has revealed a number of road safety hazards in the municipality.

This has, however, caused the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Department of Urban Roads (DUR) to be at each other's throat at a stakeholders meeting in Wa.

The two are disagreeing over who should foot the bill for the relocation of some electricity poles.

Mr Abdul-Samad Mohammed, Upper West Regional Manager of the NRSC, said some electricity poles were posing  a danger to motorists during the night because of their location and  visibility.

Mr Nathaniel Baena, Wa Area Manager of the VRA, said the DUR should write to (VRA) requesting its management to see to the relocation of the poles by footing the cost involved.

However, Mr Oliver Bigger, the Regional Director of the DUR, said his outfit could not use its meagre resources to clean up the mess created by another organisation.

The Regional Minister, Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, in an attempt to cool tempers, has arranged to meet the two  to resolve the issue.


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