Dambai pontoon needs 2 engines to work effectively
Date published: September 19, 2012
The people of Krachi have appealed to the government to help provide a new ferry at Dambai to help ensure a safe system of transportation, because the current pontoon operating at Dambai across the Oti River is old and relied on one engine instead of two, a development, they said, had made transportation in the area hazardous.
According to a cross-section of men and women who spoke to the Volta File at Dambai stressed that their concern was mostly about the use of one engine instead of two, as sometimes when the ferry was on the river, the only engine normally goes off, and that quite recently the engine was damaged and had to be repaired.
However, some of them advocated the need for the government to show greater commitment in building a bridge over the Oti River at Dambai, as a long term measure to address the challenges associated with the use of the pontoon as the only means of transport in the area.
When contacted, the District Chief Executive for Krachi- East, Mr. Raphael Ojumonko, admitted that the ferry using one engine to operate was not the best, and appealed to the authorities to help provide a second engine in order to make transportation in the area fast and reliable.
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