Residents of Peace Town, a suburb of Ngleshie Amanfro in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region are gearing up for a massive demonstration over the poor road linking their community to the main road.
The road from American Farm to Peace Town has developed deep gullies and potholes leaving cars stuck in some cases.
According to the organizers of the protest, Mr Eric Kotey and Mr Jerry Hammond various groups in the community including opinion leaders, the youth and commercial drivers will join the demonstration that will end at the Ga South Municipal Assembly to present a petition to the MCE, Joseph Yarni Stephen.
Mr Kortey said their roads are in a deplorable state while they also lack a proper bridge on River Jei, which separates them from Ngleshie Amanfro.
A number of residents who spoke to Myjoyonline said they are tired of the situation, and will support any one organizing a demonstration to draw the attention of the Ga South Municipal Chief Executive.
A recent downpour in the area flooded some parts of the community which cut it off from Ngleshie Amanfro, thus making it difficult for residents including school children to cross to the other side.
The situation has become a regular affair as anytime it rains heavily upstream, the river which takes its sources from Bawjiase and Agona Swedru, and enters the Weija lake overflows its banks, making it impossible for them to cross.
The residents say they started a self-help project to raise funds to construct a culvert and also graveled part of the road, but the flood has washed away everything.
Peace Town road construction was started seven years ago by the John Mahama administration but the contractor abandoned the work.
Under the President Akufo-Addo’s year of roads project, the MP for the area, Sylvester Tetteh and the MCE, Mr Joseph Yarni Stephen lobbied for the return of the contractor to site, leading to the completion of about 70 percent and abandoned it leaving two excavators on site.
Ernest Agbey, a taxi driver who plies the road said a journey which normally lasts 5 minutes now takes much longer due to the deplorable state of the roads.
A ‘trotro’ [commercial] driver, Gyasi Peter, who plies the road, lamented how his daily sales has drastically reduced because of the situation.
Mabel, another resident, said life has become difficult for them because of the poor nature of the road as commercial drivers do not work after 8: 00 pm, compelling people to walk for long hours.
In an interview with the Ga South MCE, Mr Joseph Yarni he said he was aware of the situation and that residents are also aware of an ongoing project to fix things.
According to him, construction of that road is a central government project and therefore the assembly has a little control over it.
The MCE said the leaders of the community should visit his office with their concerns for them to find an amicable solution instead of holding a demonstration.
He disclosed that the work has been stalled by the construction of the bridge which was put on hold after the recent rain.
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