General News of Monday, 26 November 2018
Residents of Anyaa-Sowutoum Constituency of the Ga Central Municipality in the Accra Region have threatened to demonstrate against the ruling government over the deplorable state of their roads.
The aggrieved residents who were not happy with their Member of Parliament (MP), who is also the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor-Boctwey cautioned her against her provocative comments towards the state of their roads.
“We know Mrs Ayorkor-Boctwey is a lawmaker and does not construct roads but her party, New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in power now, and, so, she can use her influence to put the roads in good shape,” they stressed.
They pointed out that, the deplorable state of the roads, was a sordid experience which “most commuters have to endure on daily basis”.
According to them, they had on countless occasions appealed to the authorities of Highways, the MP, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ga Central Municipal Assembly and the Minister of Roads and Transport to address the issue but all to no avail.
“We’ve been talking about it for some time now but nothing concrete has happened. I am optimistic that your (referring to this reporter) visit to do this story will open a whole new chapter and bring the kind of results we are all looking for,” the residents said.
They told Today that “car owners and drivers have been visiting mechanic shops everyday due to the deplorable state of the roads”.
Today observed that most of the linked roads in the community were in deplorable conditions, making it uncomfortable for commuters, drivers and residents.
Today found out that, most of the roads had developed deep potholes due to the lack of a proper drainage system in the community.
This paper also found out that since there were no gutters in the vicinity, erosion had worsened the already bad state of the roads.
Today was told that the opinion leaders in Kwashiebu in their effort to salvage the situation, after several calls on the authorities failed to yield results, mobilised some resources from the residents to construct gutters, which were not enough to address the poor drainage system in the area.
The owners of the schools in Kwashiebu enclave area expressed worry over the development and called on the government to do something as soon as possible to save the situation.